Alt.Latino The global Latinx community is evolving and growing fast. Alt.Latino is here to celebrate it and all of its nuances through music. Each episode, NPR Music's Felix Contreras and Anamaria Sayre sit down with a different living legend or rising star to discuss Latinx culture, heritage, and the shared borders of our experiences. Let the chisme begin!
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The global Latinx community is evolving and growing fast. Alt.Latino is here to celebrate it and all of its nuances through music. Each episode, NPR Music's Felix Contreras and Anamaria Sayre sit down with a different living legend or rising star to discuss Latinx culture, heritage, and the shared borders of our experiences. Let the chisme begin!

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Linda Ronstadt: On getting to fully embrace her Mexican heritage in her music

Felix Contreras and Anamaria Sayre sit down with Linda Ronstadt, who recently released her book Feels Like Home: A Song for the Sonoran Borderlands, to talk about her Mexican heritage, wanting to sing in Spanish earlier in her career and not feeling like the "quintessential American girl."

Linda Ronstadt: On getting to fully embrace her Mexican heritage in her music

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Estevan and Alejandro Gutiérrez are this week's guest on Alt.Latino Larry Niehues/Courtesy of the Artist hide caption

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Hermanos Gutiérrez: How their cinematic guitar music reconnected them as brothers

Felix Contreras and Anamaria Sayre sit down with Alejandro and Estevan Gutiérrez to talk about their musical legacy, sad songs and creating strong familial bonds through music.

Hermanos Gutiérrez: How their cinematic guitar music reconnected them as brothers

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Silvana Estrada: On cultivating intimacy and generosity in her live performances

Felix Contreras and Anamaria Sayre sit down with Silvana Estrada to talk about vulnerability, bringing light into her shows and the lessons her parents have given her.

Silvana Estrada: On cultivating intimacy and generosity in her live performances

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Natalia Lafourcade: How making original music again helped grow her 'inner garden'

Felix Contreras and Anamaria Sayre sit down with Natalia Lafourcade to talk about interpreting old songs, taking things slow and releasing her first album of original material in seven years.

Natalia Lafourcade: How making original music again helped grow her 'inner garden'

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Canción Exploder: Ibeyi

From our friends at Canción Exploder, we're sharing a conversation with Lisa-Kaindé and Naomi Díaz from the musical group Ibeyi. The twins discuss "Sangoma," the first song off their album Spell 31. This interview is in Spanish.

Canción Exploder: Ibeyi

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Angélica Negrón is this week's guest on Alt.Latino. Catalina Kulczar/Courtesy of the Artist hide caption

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Angélica Negrón: The genre-subverting composer on embracing all sides of her identity

Felix Contreras and Anamaria Sayre sit down with Angélica Negrón to talk about the importance of representation, making music with plants and what inspired her to begin composing.

Angélica Negrón: The genre-subverting composer on embracing all sides of her identity

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Carlos Santana: Why 1972's divisive, spiritual 'Caravanserai' wasn't 'career suicide'

Felix Contreras and Anamaria Sayre sit down with Carlos Santana to talk about nurturing his spirit, growing as an artist and 50 years of Caravanserai, an iconic album he co-produced with drummer Michael Shrieve.

Carlos Santana: Why 1972's divisive, spiritual 'Caravanserai' wasn't 'career suicide'

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SNOOZE LA

Snooze: Rosario Dawson

From our friends at the LAist Studios' podcast Snooze, host Megan Tan sits down with Rosario Dawson to discuss relationships, abuela's sage advice and the things in life that people put off.

Snooze: Rosario Dawson

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iLe: How the rhythms and resilience of Puerto Rico shape her music

Felix Contreras and Anamaria Sayre sit down with iLe to talk about salsa music, Puerto Rico's role in her art and being la bebé of the family.

iLe: How the rhythms and resilience of Puerto Rico shape her music

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Farruko: On his partying persona and religious transformation (English version)

Felix Contreras and Anamaria Sayre sit down with Carlos Efrén Reyes Rosado to talk about creating the character of Farruko, developing a relationship with God and spreading a message of love.

Farruko: On his partying persona and religious transformation (English version)

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