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Latin Artists Represent In This Year's Tiny Desk Contest

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Latin Artists Represent In This Year's Tiny Desk Contest

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Latin Artists Represent In This Year's Tiny Desk Contest

Latin Artists Represent In This Year's Tiny Desk Contest

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Diana Gameros is one of the Tiny Desk Contest entrants featured on this week's Alt.Latino. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Diana Gameros is one of the Tiny Desk Contest entrants featured on this week's Alt.Latino.

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NPR Music's annual call-out for the Tiny Desk Contest always generates a lot of interest from bands wanting to perform behind Bob Boilen's famous desk. This year there were over 6,000 Contest entrants — more than ever — and many of them played Latin music.

As we do every year, we at Alt.Latino are highlighting a few of those artists — which is always a hard thing to do because there are so many great bands who send in visual expressions of their music for consideration. This list is just a sample, in no particular order, but all of these Tiny Desk Contest entries are vivid examples of the breadth of creativity in Latin music these days.

Enjoy.

Watch The Videos

Inti and the Moon

  • Song: Strange Constellation
  • from inti and the moon
YouTube

Israel Maldonado

  • Song: Not the Same Original Song
YouTube

Cuicani

  • Song: Emergency
YouTube

LoCura

  • Song: Los Besos
YouTube

Lalo Cura

  • Song: Canta Junto a Mi
  • from Testimonios
YouTube

Jose Cruzata

  • Song: Midnight Rumba
YouTube

Tres de Oros

  • Song: Leño de Guitarra
YouTube

Cupero

  • Song: El Unico Ritmo
YouTube

Diana Gameros

  • Song: Como Hacer
  • from Ligerita
YouTube

Viento Callejero

  • Song: Trabajar
YouTube

Blues Chilango

  • Song: Mas Dulce Que La Miel
YouTube

Majo

  • Song: Fuerza de Destino
YouTube

Sol Y Agua

  • Song: Correle
  • from Sol y Agua
  • by Sol y Agua
YouTube