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Alt.Latino Encore: Remixing Classics, Fania Opens Its Vaults

This week on Alt.Latino, we discuss how and whether to remix legendary recordings — and, along the way, feature a new album of remixed salsa classics.

Alt.Latino Encore: Remixing Classics, Fania Opens Its Vaults

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Guest DJ Los Texmaniacs: Conjunto Specialists With A Knack For 'Cruzando Borders'

The San Antonio-based band can trace its musical roots back to conjunto's beginnings in the early 1930s. The group plays guest DJ with tracks from its Spanglish-titled new album.

Guest DJ Los Texmaniacs: Conjunto Specialists With A Knack For 'Cruzando Borders'

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Queer, Punk And Latin: A Discussion About Sexual Identity

A panel of women take on the topic of what it takes to make in in the Latin music business while staying true to your gender identity.

Queer, Punk And Latin: A Discussion About Sexual Identity

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Tiny Desk Contest: The Latinx Artists We Loved

The NPR Music staff watched almost 5,000 videos during the Tiny Desk Contest. We highlight five Latinx artists that impressed us.

Tiny Desk Contest: The Latinx Artists We Loved

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Guest DJ Kali Uchis On How Astrud Gilberto And N.E.R.D. Inspired Her Debut Album
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Guest DJ Kali Uchis On How Astrud Gilberto And N.E.R.D. Inspired Her Debut Album

The Colombian-American singer recalls her favorite childhood memories tied to music and plays some of the songs that inspired her debut album Isolation.

Guest DJ Kali Uchis On How Astrud Gilberto And N.E.R.D. Inspired Her Debut Album

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Alt.Latino Extra: Cuco Is The Cariño Of Young Latinos Who Keep Dreaming

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Alt.Latino Extra: Cuco Is The Cariño Of Young Latinos Who Keep Dreaming

At 19, the producer and singer born Omar Banos has built a millions-strong following for his infectious dream pop — and begun testing it as a tool to help immigrant families like his own.

Alt.Latino Extra: Cuco Is The Cariño Of Young Latinos Who Keep Dreaming

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Alt.Latino's SXSW 2018 Preview: Amara La Negra, Balún, Bad Gyal And More
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Alt.Latino's SXSW 2018 Preview: Amara La Negra, Balún, Bad Gyal And More

Some artists we can't wait to see at the annual music conference in Austin, Texas, representing a wide spectrum of styles and genres.

Alt.Latino's SXSW 2018 Preview: Amara La Negra, Balún, Bad Gyal And More

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SXSW 2018 Dispatch: Live Performances From The Marias And Amara La Negra
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SXSW 2018 Dispatch: Live Performances From The Marias And Amara La Negra

Alt.Latino hosts our first SXSW Showcase with two bands that show off distinct styles and approaches to Latin music.

SXSW 2018 Dispatch: Live Performances From The Marias And Amara La Negra

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Pre- Oscar Spotlight on Two Indie Latino Films

Latino film makers create compelling histories of two Chicano civil rights figures in their new films to air on PBS.

Pre- Oscar Spotlight on Two Indie Latino Films

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Guest DJ Jorge Drexler: Uruguayan Music That Shaped His Vision
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Guest DJ Jorge Drexler: Uruguayan Music That Shaped His Vision

Jorge Drexler shares music from his native Uruguay that influenced his own music.

Guest DJ Jorge Drexler: Uruguayan Music That Shaped His Vision

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