Felix Contreras Felix Contreras is host of Alt.Latino, NPR's program about Latin Alternative music and Latino culture.

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We start off this week's show with Miguel's "Party Life." courtesy of the artist hide caption

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L.A. Soul, Chilean Hip-Hop, Colombian Cumbia And More

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Alex Anwandter is one of the musicians KCRW's Raul Campos is looking forward to seeing at the Latin Alternative Music Conference in New York. Anwandter's new album, Rebeldes, came out on June 26. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Latin Alternative Music Conference Preview

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Singer Sarah Aroeste performs Ladino music — a style created by the Sephardic Jews of the Iberian Peninsula. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Latin Music That Breaks Barriers And Pushes Boundaries

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Mariachi El Bronx: Tiny Desk Concert

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Afro-Peruvian band Novalima performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Jan. 12, 2012. Doriane Raiman/NPR hide caption

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Novalima: Tiny Desk Concert

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Pistolera: Tiny Desk Concert

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Guest DJ Lila Downs: The Music That Makes Her Fierce

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The Creole Choir Of Cuba: Tiny Desk Concert

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Girl In A Coma: Tiny Desk Concert

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