Thelma & Luis: An Alt.Latino Road Trip With Attitude : Alt.Latino The lure of the open road was too much to resist this week, so Alt.Latino turns the volume up on a collection that includes Central American heavy metal, Cuban guitar jazz and Brazilian DJs.
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Thelma & Luis: An Alt.Latino Road Trip With Attitude

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The weather is finally cooperating here on the East Coast, so our thoughts have turned to hitting the open road with the top down and a cool stack of CDs — or, because this is 2016, an unlimited data plan for nonstop streaming.

My fearless co-host, Jasmine Garsd, has recently learned to drive, so we decided she should pick the playlist. She was in a Thelma & Louise kind of mood as she compiled her list, so I offered only one slight tweak on the concept: We're calling this episode Thelma & Luis.

So we've got a playlist of "happy angry" songs, irresistible pedal-to-the-metal grooves, and even moments of introspection. And, as with any good road trip, we also discuss the music, share some laughs and even entertain deep thoughts about the meaning of life.

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Tropkillaz

  • Song: Devagarin
  • from Devagarin
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Edith Crash

  • Song: Perdu La Foi
  • from Partir
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Song
Partir
Album
Partir
Artist
Edith Crash
Label
EDITH CRASH
Released
2015

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Manuel Galbán & Ry Cooder

  • Song: Monte Adentro
  • from Mambo Sinuendo
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Song
Mambo Sinuendo
Album
Mambo Sinuendo
Artist
Ry Cooder & Manuel Galbán
Label
Nonesuch
Released
2008

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Buyepongo

  • Song: Sin Parar
  • from Todo Mundo
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Song
Todo Mundo
Album
Todo Mundo
Artist
Buyepongo
Label
Buyepongo
Released
2016

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