How Angélique Kidjo Brings Out The Africa Of Celia Cruz's Catalog

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How Angélique Kidjo Brings Out The Africa Of Celia Cruz's Catalog

The West African vocalist talks about bringing out the Afrobeat in Celia Cruz's rich Cuban catalog with the tribute album Celia.

How Angélique Kidjo Brings Out The Africa Of Celia Cruz's Catalog

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Guest DJ: Empress Of Plays Sing-Along With Some Of Her Greatest Influences

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Guest DJ: Empress Of Plays Sing-Along With Some Of Her Greatest Influences

The Honduran-American vocalist shares her musical inspirations with Alt.Latino host Felix Contreras and guest host Jessica Diaz-Hurtado.

Guest DJ: Empress Of Plays Sing-Along With Some Of Her Greatest Influences

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Alt.Latino's Primavera Extravaganza

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Alt.Latino's Primavera Extravaganza

Alt.Latino host Felix Contreras empties the mail bag that was overflowing with new music. Mexico and Spain are represented as are Joni Mitchell and Amy Winehouse.

Alt.Latino's Primavera Extravaganza

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Alt.Latino Food Truck Chats: Musicians Tell Their Own Stories At SXSW 2019

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Alt.Latino Food Truck Chats: Musicians Tell Their Own Stories At SXSW 2019

Over breakfast tacos and barbecue, Team Alt.Latino sat down with musicians at SXSW for interviews about their music.

Alt.Latino Food Truck Chats: Musicians Tell Their Own Stories At SXSW 2019

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Alt.Latino's SXSW 2019 Wrap-Up

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Alt.Latino's SXSW 2019 Wrap-Up

The five nights of discoveries at SXSW 2019 served as a reminder that music can heal, challenge and change the world we live in.

Alt.Latino's SXSW 2019 Wrap-Up

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Guest DJ Helado Negro Explores New Album and Shares Influences

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Guest DJ Helado Negro Explores New Album and Shares Influences

The prolific electronic musician stops in to talk about his influences and his new album, This Is How You Smile.

Guest DJ Helado Negro Explores New Album and Shares Influences

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A Journey Through The Music Of The Oscar-Nominated Film 'Roma'

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A Journey Through The Music Of The Oscar-Nominated Film 'Roma'

Roma director Alfonso Cuarón handpicked artists to make music inspired by the characters from his Oscar-nominated film. The results are stunning.

A Journey Through The Music Of The Oscar-Nominated Film 'Roma'

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Alt.Latino: The Many Shades of Latinx Culture

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Alt.Latino: The Many Shades of Latinx Culture

Through four wide-ranging conversations — with a punk singer, a reporter, a group of Latin American expats and singer Rita Moreno — Alt.Latino took a wide-lens survey of the cultural landscape.

Alt.Latino: The Many Shades of Latinx Culture

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Music and Democracy In Brazil, A Tradition of Speaking Truth To Power

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Music and Democracy In Brazil, A Tradition of Speaking Truth To Power

Musicians have a long tradition of staring down military dictatorships and oppressive governments in Brazil.

Music and Democracy In Brazil, A Tradition of Speaking Truth To Power

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New Music Winter 2019: From Iconic To New Discoveries

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New Music Winter 2019: From Iconic To New Discoveries

We're sure you've heard of Santana but do you know Y La Bamba? This week's show features new music from icons and new artists you should know.

New Music Winter 2019: From Iconic To New Discoveries

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With A New Book, Louie Perez Of Los Lobos Is Master Storyteller
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With A New Book, Louie Perez Of Los Lobos Is Master Storyteller

Good Morning, Aztlan collects several well-known Perez compositions as well as his thoughts on a variety of topics.

With A New Book, Louie Perez Of Los Lobos Is Master Storyteller

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Alt.Latino's American Anthems: An Exploration Of Songs That Unite
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Alt.Latino's American Anthems: An Exploration Of Songs That Unite

An excerpt of a year-long series featured on NPR that speak to unity and inspiration.

Alt.Latino's American Anthems: An Exploration Of Songs That Unite

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Bad Bunny En Español: El Nuevo Disco Y Sus Influencias

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Bad Bunny En Español: El Nuevo Disco Y Sus Influencias

In an interview from Puerto Rico, Bad Bunny talks about his influences and the music on his new record.

Bad Bunny En Español: El Nuevo Disco Y Sus Influencias

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Our Listeners Speak up: Their Best of 2018
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Our Listeners Speak up: Their Best of 2018

Jasmine Garsd returns to review listeners' favs. We heard music we knew and also some discoveries.

Our Listeners Speak up: Their Best of 2018

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AltLatino's Best of 2018
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AltLatino's Best of 2018

It's been another watershed for Latin music. Altlatino's Felix Contreras, Stefanie Fernandez, Marisa Arbona Ruiz and Catalina Maria Johnson round up the year's best.

AltLatino's Best of 2018

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Pre-Winter New Music Extravaganza
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Pre-Winter New Music Extravaganza

A batch of new music to enjoy just before the Solstice and much colder weather.

Pre-Winter New Music Extravaganza

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Guest DJ Arturo O'Farrill: Making Music And A Statement At The Border
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Guest DJ Arturo O'Farrill: Making Music And A Statement At The Border

The latest album from O'Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra is a collaboration with Mexican son jarocho musicians.

Guest DJ Arturo O'Farrill: Making Music And A Statement At The Border

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Alt.Latino's Sonic Altar For Dia de los Muertos

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Alt.Latino's Sonic Altar For Dia de los Muertos

Musical ofrendas highlight our annual celebration of family and friendship.

Alt.Latino's Sonic Altar For Dia de los Muertos

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Jerry Gonzalez Appreciation

An appreciation for Latin jazz musician Jerry Gonzalez.

Jerry Gonzalez Appreciation

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Rubén Blades Swings Big Band Jazz And Rumba On New Album
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Rubén Blades Swings Big Band Jazz And Rumba On New Album

The iconic actor and musicians teams with Jazz At Lincoln Center to sing both bog band swing tunes and songs from his catalog.

Rubén Blades Swings Big Band Jazz And Rumba On New Album

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Alt.Latino Icon: Jose Feliciano, Cross Over Pioneer
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Alt.Latino Icon: Jose Feliciano, Cross Over Pioneer

The iconic musician talks about his career and plays songs that influenced his music.

Alt.Latino Icon: Jose Feliciano, Cross Over Pioneer

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Cuban Treasures Unearthed: Remastered Cuban Jam Sessions
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Cuban Treasures Unearthed: Remastered Cuban Jam Sessions

'The Complete Cuban Jam Sessions' box set proves these friendly gatherings were incubation chambers for Afro-Cuban music and jazz.

Cuban Treasures Unearthed: Remastered Cuban Jam Sessions

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'El Tiny': A Sampler Of Latin Bands At NPR's Tiny Desk

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'El Tiny': A Sampler Of Latin Bands At NPR's Tiny Desk

Latin music is well represented in the popular Tiny Desk Concert series.

'El Tiny': A Sampler Of Latin Bands At NPR's Tiny Desk

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Puerto Rico One Year After Maria

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Puerto Rico One Year After Maria

A collection of stories from NPR News about the devastating storm and its aftermath.

Puerto Rico One Year After Maria

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