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'Music As A Weapon': A Discussion About Garifuna Music

A workshop on the eastern coast of Honduras is keeping Garifuna culture alive and accessible for young musicians.

'Music As A Weapon': A Discussion About Garifuna Music

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Uruguayan artists Juan Wauters talks new music and his ever-evolving sound on this week's magazine show. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Loss, Love And Resilience Across Latinidad

We're taking a step back to do a survey of what's happening across the community. We'll introduce you to an artist that maybe you don't know, hang out with some Cuban drummers, meet high school teachers on the hunt for vaccines, and give a sneak peek of next week's show.

Loss, Love And Resilience Across Latinidad

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Bakosó: Cuban Grooves Meet Afrobeats

The documentary film Bakosó: Afrobeats of Cuba captures the development of a new music style in Santiago de Cuba.

Bakosó: Cuban Grooves Meet Afrobeats

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Pedrito Martinez and Rubén Blades continue to defy expectations with the release of their two new albums. NPR Illustration hide caption

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You Just Can't Peg Pedrito Martinez And Rubén Blades

We talk cultura, new tunes and what it means to step out of comfort zones with Pedrito Martinez and Rubén Blades.

You Just Can't Peg Pedrito Martinez And Rubén Blades

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Long Hair And Lowriders: Latin Rock In 1971

We take the Alt.Latino Time Machine back 50 years to tell the story of how three albums captured a moment when music, culture and current events collided in song: WAR's All Day Music, El Chicano's Revolución and Santana's Santana III.

Long Hair And Lowriders: Latin Rock In 1971

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Not Your Abuela's Music: A Deep Dive Into Mexican Regional Music

The music of your parents and grandparents is now part of a music industry trend that may soon overtake the popularity of reggaetón.

Not Your Abuela's Music: A Deep Dive Into Mexican Regional Music

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Alt.Latino's LAMC 2021 Cheat Sheet

Here's a little preview of six artists we're most excited to see at the virtual Latin Alternative Music Conference — most of which we've never heard before.

Alt.Latino's LAMC 2021 Cheat Sheet

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New York City's Influence On Latin Music

Ben Lapidus, scholar and Grammy-nominated musician, explains New York's central role in developing Latin music across the U.S. and Latin America.

New York City's Influence On Latin Music

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Selena's Spark Still Shines

We sat down with the director of Selena, an author, a college professor and the creator of the wildly popular Anything for Selena podcast to talk Selena's legacy. Touching on topics from maintaining her Tejano roots to what they imagine would have been her Latin Trap collab with Bad Bunny, these experts had us feeling all kinds of Selena energy and love in the room.

Selena's Spark Still Shines

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Speed Dating Through Spring's New Music

Featuring Mon Laferte, Cuco and Juanes, Alt.Latino shares the latest songs you need to know. Follow the playlist on Apple Music and Spotify.

Speed Dating Through Spring's New Music

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