Hear 6 Latin American Artists Who Rock In Indigenous Languages : Alt.Latino This week, Alt.Latino plays songs sung in indigenous Latin American languages: Mapuche, Tzotzil, Guarani, Quechua and Tz'utujil from Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, Guatemala and Mexico.

Hear 6 Latin American Artists Who Rock In Indigenous Languages

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Vayijel is a Mexican rock band that sings in Tzotzil. Alfio Tommasini/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Vayijel is a Mexican rock band that sings in Tzotzil.

Alfio Tommasini/Courtesy of the artist

This week on Alt.Latino, we feature artists who showcase their musical talents in indigenous languages from Mapuche to Tzotzil, Guarani and Quechua. These young musicians — from Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, Guatemala and Mexico — defy industry norms that say singing in Spanish or Portuguese is the only way to get on the radio.

Of course, this is only a handful of the singers and bands we've been enjoying recently. Join us in the comments to share and recommend your own favorites.

Hear The Songs

Luzmila Carpio (Captain Planet Remix)

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"Amaotayku Avelino Sinani (El Remolon Remix)"

From 'Luzmila Carpio Meets ZZK'

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Dr. Sativo, M.C.H.e. & Tzutu Baktun Kan

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JOSH KNOX

"Lago Negro"

From 'Lago Negro'

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Vayijel

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"J'ilol"

From 'J'ilol'

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Wechekeche Ñi Traw Ün

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"Palin Aukatuaiñ"

From 'Palin Aukatuaiñ'

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Kalfullufken Paillafilu

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"Kollong"

From 'Kollong'

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El Remolon

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"La Bonita"

From 'La Bonita'

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