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Tiny Desk Contest winner Alisa Amador is this week's guest on Alt.Latino. Sasha Pedro hide caption

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Alisa Amador: Why the Tiny Desk Contest winner almost gave up on music

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Spanish artist Rosalía is this week's guest on Alt.Latino. Daniel Sannwald hide caption

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Rosalía: How the genre-bending pop star found her confidence

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Omar Apollo: Ballet Folklórico OG, Pharrell Whisperer, and Hot Sauce Entrepreneur

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Flamenco is only one of the many genres that Spanish musicians have drawn from. Other styles explored in this wide-ranging episode American jazz, heavy metal and everything in between. Patrick Escudero/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images hide caption

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From the archives: flamenco, rock and songs of rebellion from Spain

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Banda MS is just one of the artists featured on this archival episode of Alt.Latino. Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella hide caption

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From the archives: the many faces of 'Regional Mexican'

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Reggaeton icon Ivy Queen is featured in this week's show. Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images hide caption

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From the archives: interviews with Ibeyi, Ivy Queen and Silvina Moreno

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From the archives: Latinas in punk

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From the archives: exploring the representation of women in reggaeton

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Cuban vocalist Daymé Arocena (above) and Puerto Rican vocalist iLe are featured in this week's show. Pablo Dewin/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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From the archives: vibrant conversations with artists Daymé Arocena and iLe

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Vocalists Lila Downs (pictured), Li Saumet and Ana Tijoux are featured in this week's show. Marcela Taboada/Courtesy of the Artist hide caption

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Celebrating Women's History Month with three powerful Latinas

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Vocalist Betsayda Machado's Afro-Latinx culture is explored in this week's show. Courtesy of the Artist hide caption

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From the archives: A deep dive into Afro-Latinx culture

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Alt.Latino host Felix Contreras interviews Amara La Negra over lunch. Marisa Arbona-Ruiz/NPR hide caption

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Revisiting the work of two Afro-Latinx pioneers

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Residente (right) and Bad Bunny call for Puerto Rican governor Ricardo Rosselló's resignation in San Juan on July 17, 2019. Eric Rojas/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Speaking truth to power through music

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We try to understand how musical titans with incredibly different sounds and styles, like Celia Cruz and Selena, fit under the same 'Latin music' genre. LA Johnson/NPR hide caption

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Alt.Latino and Code Switch: What is 'Latin Music' anyway?

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Rita Moreno, whose portrayal of Anita in the 1961 West Side Story earned her an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, attends the premiere of the 2021 remake. VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Looking back on the original 'West Side Story' and its impact on Nuyorican identity

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Puerto Rican pop star Rauw Alejandro was a top pick for Alt.Latino's Best Of 2021 panel. Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images for The Latin Recor hide caption

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Alt.Latino presents the best singles of 2021

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Spanish vocalist C. Tangana was a top pick for Alt.latino's Best Of 2021 panel. Arturo Holmes/Getty Images hide caption

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Alt.Latino looks back at the best albums of 2021

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The Paths of Pain, The Caife Label, Quito 1960-68 and Cantoras: Rural Folk Singers of Venezuela 1972-1983 Honest Jon's Records/Odelia Records hide caption

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Voices from the past in Ecuador and Venezuela

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Rubén Blades accepts the Best Salsa Album award on stage during the 22nd Annual Latin Grammy Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena Thursday in Las Vegas. Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Latin Recording Academy hide caption

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A Day of the Dead altar at a public shrine in the historic city center of Oaxaca, Mexico. Gabriel Perez/Getty Images hide caption

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Honor the Departed in Our Annual Sonic Altar

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