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Alt.Latino: Late-Summer Jams And A Viral Video From Bomba Estereo

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Alt.Latino: Late-Summer Jams And A Viral Video From Bomba Estereo

Alt.Latino: Late-Summer Jams And A Viral Video From Bomba Estereo

Alt.Latino: Late-Summer Jams And A Viral Video From Bomba Estereo

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As summertime draws to a close, we look around Alt.Latino World Headquarters and find baskets — not of deplorables, but of all the CDs that have been gathering around us while we've been out on our summer travels. (Yes, we do still get CDs.) So its time to share some of the new music with you.

I say this often, and I'll repeat it again: It never ceases to amaze me how many diverse and creative musicians put out albums under the umbrella of "Latin music." That term is almost useless for this week's show, because the music made by the musicians on this week's show defies categorization.

Also this week, we give up our space to a one-of-a-kind preteen girl who rocks the new Bomba Estereo video with the kind of straight-out "I don't care what you think" attitude that we all wish we could muster for even a minute.

Hear The Songs

Cover for Amanecer

Bomba Estéreo

  • Song: Soy Yo
  • from Amanecer
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Song
Amanecer
Album
Amanecer
Artist
Bomba Estereo
Label
Sony Music Latin
Released
2015

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Compass: Mexican Institute Of Sound + Toy Selectah feat. MC Lyte

  • Song: 1986
  • from Compass
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Compass
Album
Compass
Artist
Compass: Mexican Institute of Sound + Toy Selectah
Label
Six Degrees Records
Released
2016

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09Luz Roja

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    Luz Roja
    Album
    La Lucha
    Artist
    Eljuri
    Label
    Mano Vill Publishing
    Released
    2016

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Eljuri

  • Song: Luz Roja
  • from La Lucha

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05My Soul, My Spirit

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Paolo Fresu & Omar Sosa

  • Song: My Soul, My Spirit
  • from Eros

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Princess Nokia

  • Song: Green Line
  • from 1992
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Ana Tijoux

  • Song: Luchin
  • from Luchin
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¡Aparato!

  • Song: Aire
  • from Huastech 3000
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10Folia

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    Folia
    Album
    Fio da Memória
    Artist
    Luísa Maita
    Released
    2016

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Luísa Maita

  • Song: Folia
  • from Fio da Memória