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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.


La Santa Cecilia performs live in the World Cafe studios.

Read La Santa Cecilia On World Cafe WXPN

July 30, 2013 – The Latin Alternative group plays songs from its debut, including a personal tune about immigration. WXPN


Brazilian singer Gaby Amarantos is among the many new faces invading New York at this year's Brasil Summerfest.

Listen Best Of Brasil Summerfest 2013: Hip Hop, Samba, Tecno Brega And Beyond

July 25, 2013 – On Alt.Latino, Beco Dranoff discusses the brightest stars to emerge at this year's festival.


Bebel Gilberto performs at City Winery in New York City.

Read Latin Roots: Bossa Nova, Brazil's Answer To Jazz WXPN

July 19, 2013 – A Latin music critic details the origins of bossa nova as a fusion of American jazz and Latin samba. WXPN


Os Mutantes, reunited since 2006, is one of the most influential acts in the Tropicália movement.

Read Latin Roots: A Brief History Of Tropicália WXPN

July 18, 2013 – Listen as Alt.Latino co-host Jasmine Garsd explores the Brazilian political and artistic movement. WXPN


Sergio Dias of Os Mutantes.

Listen Sergio Dias On Os Mutantes And The Brazilian Protests

July 13, 2013 – The front man for the legendary Brazilian band stops by to discuss music, politics and art.


This week on Alt.Latino, hear a song from Spanish rapper Mala Rodriguez's new album, Bruja.

Listen Spanish Hip-Hop, An Afro-Colombian Remix And More

July 5, 2013 – On Alt.Latino, hear a new track by rapper Mala Rodriguez and a remix of an Afro-Colombian anthem.


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.


Director Pedro Almodovar.

Listen Dictators, Punk Rock And Sex: A Conversation With Pedro Almodovar

June 27, 2013 – The Spanish filmmaker visits Alt.Latino for a conversation about art, life and music that moves him.


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' self-titled debut comes out June 25.

Read First Listen: Bosnian Rainbows, 'Bosnian Rainbows'

June 16, 2013 – The Mars Volta's Omar Rodriguez Lopez and Le Butcherettes' Teri Gender Bender pair up brilliantly.

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.


The timba collective Giraldo Piloto y Klimiax.

Read Latin Roots: Timba, Cuba's Funky Dance Music WXPN

June 13, 2013 – World Cafe talks with Judy Cantor-Navas of Billboard En Espanol about this provocative dance sound. WXPN


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