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Argentine singer La Yegros' new album is called Viene De Mi.

Listen New Latin Songs To Make You Move

May 2, 2013 – Kick back with Alt.Latino for Argentine cumbia, Venezuelan rock, Chilean pop and Mexican jarocho.


A worker collects coffee beans at a farm in Cuatro Esquinas, on the outskirts of Diriamba.

Listen Azuquita Pa'l Cafe: What Coffee Songs Mean To Latin America

April 25, 2013 – Coffee runs through the veins of Latin America. On Alt.Latino, hear songs the drink has inspired.


California poet laureate Juan Felipe Herrera.

Watch Guest DJ: California Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera

April 18, 2013 – Alt.Latino celebrates National Poetry Month with Herrera, who discusses the songs that shaped him.


Thousands of immigration activists gather in front of the U.S. Capitol on April 10, 2013, in Washington, D.C.

Listen 5 Stories About Immigration, In Song Form

April 11, 2013 – Alt.Latino talks to people affected by immigration law, and plays songs that reflect their story.


Venezuela's La Vida Boheme (left to right): Rafael Perez, Henry D'Arthenay, Daniel De Sousa, Sebastian Ayala.

Listen Guest DJ: La Vida Boheme Spins An Essential Venezuelan Soundtrack

April 4, 2013 – For Alt.Latino, Henry D'Arthenay highlights his country's greatest music, from salsa to punk.


Fado singer Ana Moura stole our heart this week.

Listen Fresh Flavor For Your Ears: 7 New Latin Songs

March 28, 2013 – Our favorite new music includes Portuguese fado, Brazilian electronic music, and a Chicano anthem.


Fans at the Vive Latino 2013 Music Fest at the Foro Sol in Mexico City.

Listen Vive Latino 2013: Who Rocked The House?

March 21, 2013 – Alt.Latino co-host Jasmine Garsd returns from the three-day extravaganza to share some highlights.


Cafe Tacvba performs at Stubb's during SXSW 2013.

Listen From Austin, Con Amor: Our Favorites From SXSW

March 15, 2013 – The hosts of Alt.Latino share discoveries from Austin's annual musical blowout.


Argentine musician Gustavo Santaolalla has won two Academy Awards for Best Original Score for the films Brokeback Mountain and Babel.

Listen Guest DJ: Oscar-Winning Composer Gustavo Santaolalla

March 7, 2013 – This week on Alt.Latino, the Oscar-winning Argentine composer discusses some of his favorite music.


Antonio (Luke Ganalon) and Ultima (Miriam Colon) in the film Bless Me Ultima, based on the classic Chicano book of the same name.

Watch School's In Session: Guest DJ Actress Miriam Colon

February 28, 2013 – The Puerto Rican star stops by Alt.Latino to discuss her role in the new film Bless Me Ultima.


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Jasmine Garsd is from Argentina and Felix Contreras is Mexican-American. They love Latin Alternative music and thought NPR listeners would, too.

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