We Are Everywhere: Latin Alternative Music In Unlikely Places : Alt.Latino As Latino populations grow in locations far from large urban centers, local music scenes are thriving. This week, Alt.Latino showcases a few artists from places off the beaten path.
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We Are Everywhere: Latin Alternative Music In Unlikely Places

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We Are Everywhere: Latin Alternative Music In Unlikely Places

We Are Everywhere: Latin Alternative Music In Unlikely Places

We Are Everywhere: Latin Alternative Music In Unlikely Places

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Come along for the ride as Alt.Latino finds Latin Alternative music far from the usual big cities.

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This week, Alt.Latino takes a musical journey across the U.S. on the hunt for Latin Alternative music in places where you wouldn't expect to find it.

It's fair to expect these musicians would reside amidst Latino populations in large urban centers. But this week, we travel with D.C. music agent Luis Ayala to discover that Latin rock, funk and hip-hop bands are popping up in other cities and towns that are experiencing major growth in the Latino populations. As these communities mature, vibrant local Latin music scenes are popping up in their wake.

So take out your maps and join us as we seek out some great new bands!

Hear The Songs

11Chamán

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The Mariachi Ghost

  • Song: Chamán

01Cumbia

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Bacalao All Stars

  • Song: Cumbia

01Te Digo Adios

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Espiritus

  • Song: Te Digo Adios

01Petalos Negros

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Diazero

  • Song: Petalos Negros

01La China

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Zakke

  • Song: La China

01Sobre Mi

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APrendiz

  • Song: Sobre Mi