Alt.Latino and Code Switch: What is 'Latin Music' anyway? : Alt.Latino This week, Felix and Anamaria sit down with Shereen Marisol Meraji of the NPR Code Switch podcast to find out what exactly connects all the artists under the 'Latin music' category.

Alt.Latino and Code Switch: What is 'Latin Music' anyway?

Alt.Latino and Code Switch: What is 'Latin Music' anyway?

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We try to understand how musical titans with incredibly different sounds and styles, like Celia Cruz and Selena, fit under the same 'Latin music' genre. LA Johnson/NPR hide caption

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We try to understand how musical titans with incredibly different sounds and styles, like Celia Cruz and Selena, fit under the same 'Latin music' genre.

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We at Alt.Latino have been attempting to grapple with the ever-expansive (and sometimes confusing) confines of the Latin music genre for a long time. Musical titans like Selena, Bad Bunny, Caetano Veloso, Celia Cruz, and Vicente Fernández are all artists under the umbrella of Latin music, but the connections between the music they all produce can be difficult to identify.

This week, we joined Shereen Marisol Meraji and the team at NPR's Code Switch podcast to attempt to find an answer to the question, "What is it that holds all of these artists together under one genre?"