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Ricky Munoz, lead singer of Intocalbe, performs in Juarez, Mexico earlier this month. Intocable, a band popular on both sides of the border, is inspired by Mexican music, country hits and rock bands like Def Leppard.

Listen Borderland Music: Songs From The U.S.-Mexico Frontera

April 12, 2014 – NPR followed the border between Mexico and the U.S. Alt.Latino plays music heard along the way.

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Sergio Mendoza y la Orkesta.

Listen Messing With Texas: Alt.Latino's Favorite Music From SXSW 2014

March 22, 2014 – The show's hosts discuss their favorite SXSW music over heaping plates of Texas barbecue.

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Chilean rapper Ana Tijoux in conversation with NPR's Alt.Latinoat SXSW 2014.

Listen Live From SXSW: Ana Tijoux, 'We Are Crazy As A Species'

March 14, 2014 – Hear our very first live Alt.Latino — featuring rapper Ana Tijoux, whose new album Vengo we love.

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Puerto Rican musician and singer Rene Perez Joglar of Calle 13.

Listen Love Him Or Hate Him, Calle 13's Rene Perez Joglar Visits Alt.Latino

March 7, 2014 – Hear an interview with the Puerto Rican musician, plus new music by Ana Tijoux and La Santa Cecilia.

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Gilberto Gil, pictured here on the cover of Luar (A Gente Precisa Ver o Luar), is one of the many artists we listen to this week to understand the concept of "saudade."

Listen Saudade: An Untranslatable, Undeniably Potent Word

February 28, 2014 – We explore the Portuguese and Galician concept of saudade, and how it plays out in music.

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Rapper Bocafloja is a pioneer of Mexican hip-hop.

Listen How Hip-Hop Changed Latin Music Forever

February 21, 2014 – Rapper Bocafloja and blogger Juan Data join Alt.Latino to discuss the ways the genres have combined.

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Rita Indiana, from the Dominican Republic, is one of many artists who have vocalized concerns over the relationship between her country and Haiti.

Listen Cradle Of Black Pride: Haiti, Dominican Republic And The Music In Between

February 13, 2014 – Alt.Latino continues its Black History Month coverage by exploring the nations' complicated history.

Kryone injects this week's episode of Alt.Latino with some killer Brazilian beats.

Listen Latin Metal, Uruguayan Hip-Hop And New Ana Tijoux

January 30, 2014 – In Alt.Latino's eclectic and danceable mix, hear Chilean rappers, Argentine rockers and Mexican DJs.

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Zuzuka Poderosa.

Listen Tequila And The Theremin: A Day In The Life Of Alt.Latino

January 16, 2014 – In which our hosts drink with a band from Tijuana and dance to Brazilian funk mixed with klezmer.

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Milka La Mas Dura.

Listen 10 Songs To Start 2014 In Style

January 1, 2014 – On this week's Alt.Latino, hear a mix of songs curated by DJ Oscar Nñ to start your year off right.

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A driver disguised as Santa Claus drives a public bus at Paulista Avenue in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Listen Festivo Alt.Latino: Cafe Tacvba, Molotov And Bajofondo In Concert

December 24, 2013 – As a holiday gift to you, we bring you a special concert with Molotov, Cafe Tacvba and Bajofondo.

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Album cover for La Lupe.

Listen La Lupe, Queen Of Latin Soul: The Original Alt.Latina

December 19, 2013 – She was a rebel before it was cool: enchanting, hypnotic, tragic. We speak to La Lupe's biographer.

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Listen Alt.Latino's Favorite Songs, Albums And Artists Of 2013

December 5, 2013 – A look back at the diverse, exciting and adventure-filled year in Latin Alternative music.

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