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Alt.Latino Tribute to Joao Gilberto

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Alt.Latino Tribute to Joao Gilberto

Paying tribute to the father of the bossa nova through his music and the words of his fellow musicians.

Alt.Latino Tribute to Joao Gilberto

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iLe And Making Movies Discuss Music, Activism And Mixing The Two

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iLe And Making Movies Discuss Music, Activism And Mixing The Two

The former Calle 13 vocalist and the roqueros from Kansas City discuss their new albums and how they channel their passions about the world into music.

iLe And Making Movies Discuss Music, Activism And Mixing The Two

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A Deeper Listen To Anthems Of All Kinds

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A Deeper Listen To Anthems Of All Kinds

These songs have the power to say what we feel, even when we can't say them ourselves. We listen back to some of our favorite stories from NPR's American Anthem series.

A Deeper Listen To Anthems Of All Kinds

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Alt.Latino's Best Music Of 2019 (So Far)

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Alt.Latino's Best Music Of 2019 (So Far)

Six months into 2019, we highlight dream pop, electronic fantasies, West African Cuban music and Latin rock from a salsa icon.

Alt.Latino's Best Music Of 2019 (So Far)

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Africa Speaks to Carlos Santana In New Album

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Africa Speaks to Carlos Santana In New Album

Carlos Santana is having a big year: the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, the 20th anniversary of Supernatural, and now a new album featuring Spanish vocalist Buika, Africa Speaks.

Africa Speaks to Carlos Santana In New Album

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Cuba: While The Politicians Argued, The Musicians Jammed

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Cuba: While The Politicians Argued, The Musicians Jammed

With Cuba in the new this week, Alt.Latino re-examines the longstanding musical relationship between the US and Cuba.

Cuba: While The Politicians Argued, The Musicians Jammed

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Vida Actors Talk About Latinx Drama, Music and The Power Of Story Telling

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Vida Actors Talk About Latinx Drama, Music and The Power Of Story Telling

The three women who play the lead characters in the Starz series Vida join Alt. Latino to talk music, drama and La Llorona.

Vida Actors Talk About Latinx Drama, Music and The Power Of Story Telling

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Rodrigo y Gabriela Spin The Songs Behind Their Wild Sound

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Rodrigo y Gabriela Spin The Songs Behind Their Wild Sound

The Mexican guitar duo talk share songs by Nina Simone, Caifanes and Rage Against the Machine and discuss the role of the guitar in rock.

Rodrigo y Gabriela Spin The Songs Behind Their Wild Sound

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Lila Downs Celebrates Culinary And Cultural Sides Of Chile

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Lila Downs Celebrates Culinary And Cultural Sides Of Chile

The iconic Mexican vocalist and composer Lila Downs uses music to celebrate chiles.

Lila Downs Celebrates Culinary And Cultural Sides Of Chile

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Musical Activists: Two Artists Who Mix Messages With Music

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Musical Activists: Two Artists Who Mix Messages With Music

Taina Asili and Olmeca talk about mixing activism with music in this week's show.

Musical Activists: Two Artists Who Mix Messages With Music

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