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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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