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The Alt.Latino Spring 2017 New Music Preview

The Alt.Latino Spring 2017 New Music Preview

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Cafe Tacvba's "Futuro" is featured on this week's episode of Alt.Latino. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Cafe Tacvba's "Futuro" is featured on this week's episode of Alt.Latino.

Courtesy of the artist

Alt.Latino's corner of the Latin music world gets better and better every year: The music continually explodes any idea of genre restrictions and constantly surprises. And it looks like 2017 is not going to disappoint.

On this week's show, we've got previews of stunning new records from familiar names (Cafe Tacvba, Dayme Arocena) and folks you should know about (Ani Cordero, Gabriel Garzon Montano). They sing in Spanish, they sing in English, they come from across Latin America and the U.S. The styles are as different as the cultures from which they come. What they have in common is that they redefine the notion of "Latin music" in a way that almost makes the term obsolete.

Almost.

There's still something that ties them all together and makes their music Latin: sabor.

Listen in this week and hear it for yourselves.

Hear The Songs

Cafe Tacvba

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"Futuro"

From 'Untitled'

By Cafe tacvba

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Ani Cordero

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"Corrupción"

From 'Querido Mundo'

By Ani Cordero

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Chicano Batman

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"Friendship (Is a Small Boat in a Storm)"

From 'Freedom is Free'

By Chicano Batman

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Systema Solar

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"Somos La Tierra"

From 'Rumbo A Tierra'

By Systema Solar

The Alt.Latino Spring 2017 New Music Preview

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Reverie

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"Just Wanna Love You"

From 'Das Kleine'

By Reverie

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Gabriel Garzon-Montano

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"Crawl"

From 'Jardín'

By Gabriel Garzón-Montano

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Hurray For The Riff Raff

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"Rican Beach"

From 'The Navigator'

By Hurray for the Riff Raff

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Dayme Arocena

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"Lo Que Fue"

From 'Cubafonía'

By Daymé Arocena

The Alt.Latino Spring 2017 New Music Preview

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