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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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This week on Alt.Latino, Jarina De Marco casts a spell.

Listen You Are What You Create: 7 Brand New Latin Musical Inventions

October 10, 2013 – This week on Alt.Latino, hear new music from Venezuela, the Dominican Republic, Chile and New York.

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Cuna de Lobos (Cradle of Wolves) is one of the most iconic telenovelas of all time.

Watch The Music And Influence Of Telenovelas

August 1, 2013 – Join Alt.Latino as we explore what Spanish-language telenovelas mean to Latin culture.

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Bosnian Rainbows, left to right: Deantoni Parks, Teri Gender Bender, Nicci Kasper, Omar Rodriguez Lopez. The band's self-titled debut comes out Tuesday.

Read Bosnian Rainbows: Carving Out A New Place In Latin Rock

June 28, 2013 – The new band brings together two of the most talented musicians in Latin rock.

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A protester waves a Brazilian flag over cars driving to the football stadium in Fortaleza, Northern Brazil, on June 19, 2013.

Read Vem Pra Rua: The Music Of Brazilian Protest

June 20, 2013 – We discuss Brazil's history of protest music and the musicians who support the current movement.

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Bosnian Rainbows, left to right: Deantoni Parks, Teri Gender Bender, Nicci Kasper, Omar Rodriguez Lopez.

Listen Baila Conmigo: 9 New Latin Songs That Rock

June 13, 2013 – On Alt.Latino, hear rock 'n' roll, electro-tropical sounds, Chilean pop, Mexican punk and more.

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Alt.Latino's hosts are convinced that Cuban singer Danay Suarez is a legend in the making.

Read Can't Stop The Beat: Three New Caribbean Artists Making Waves

June 9, 2013 – Alt.Latino's hosts share music by some powerful Caribbean female vocalists.

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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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