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The Alt.Latino Spring 2017 New Music Preview

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Alt.Latino's corner of the Latin music world gets better and better every year: The music continually explodes any idea of genre restrictions and constantly surprises. And it looks like 2017 is not going to disappoint.

On this week's show, we've got previews of stunning new records from familiar names (Cafe Tacvba, Dayme Arocena) and folks you should know about (Ani Cordero, Gabriel Garzon Montano). They sing in Spanish, they sing in English, they come from across Latin America and the U.S. The styles are as different as the cultures from which they come. What they have in common is that they redefine the notion of "Latin music" in a way that almost makes the term obsolete.

Almost.

There's still something that ties them all together and makes their music Latin: sabor.

Listen in this week and hear it for yourselves.

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Cafe Tacvba

  • Song: Futuro
  • from Untitled
  • by Cafe tacvba
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Ani Cordero

  • Song: Corrupción
  • from Querido Mundo
  • by Ani Cordero
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Chicano Batman

  • Song: Friendship (Is a Small Boat in a Storm)
  • from Freedom is Free
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Freedom is Free
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Freedom is Free
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Chicano Batman

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Systema Solar

  • Song: Somos La Tierra
  • from Rumbo A Tierra

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Rumbo A Tierra
Album
Rumbo A Tierra
Artist
Systema Solar
Label
Nacional Records
Released
2017

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Reverie

  • Song: Just Wanna Love You
  • from Das Kleine
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Gabriel Garzon-Montano

  • Song: Crawl
  • from Jardín
  • by Gabriel Garzón-Montano
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Jardín
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Jardín
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Hurray For The Riff Raff

  • Song: Rican Beach
  • from The Navigator
  • by Hurray for the Riff Raff
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The Navigator
Album
The Navigator
Artist
Hurray for the Riff Raff
Label
ATO
Released
2017

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Dayme Arocena

  • Song: Lo Que Fue
  • from Cubafonia