Celebrating Mujeres: Butterflies, Brujas And Bey : Alt.Latino March 8 marks International Women's Day. Alt.Latino brings in a panel of Latinx music journalists to explore contemporary feminist movements in music and culture.
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Celebrating Mujeres: Butterflies, Brujas And Bey

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Celebrating Mujeres: Butterflies, Brujas And Bey

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March 8 is International Women's Day, a time to increase social and political awareness of women's rights around the world. The first International Women's Day took place in 1911 as a response to gender inequality and oppression. Fast-forward 106 years later: Hundreds of thousands of women worldwide took part in this year's Women's March in January, and many are also participating in Wednesday's "Day Without A Woman."

On this week's episode, we explore the connection between International Women's Day and the issues many women face today. We invited a panel of Latina music journalists to tackle these topics: Isabelia Herrera is music editor of Remezcla, Marjua Estevez is an editor at Vibe magazine and Veronica Bayetti Flores is cohost of Radio Menea. They drop some knowledge — and some dope music.

Dive into this conversation as we talk a range of issues, from Las Mariposas of the Dominican Republic to reclaiming Brujería and Beyoncé's feminism.

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  • Song: Four Women
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Young, Gifted and Black
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Dynamic
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Xenia Rubinos

  • Song: See Them
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Black Terry Cat
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Xenia Rubinos
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Epitaph
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Princess Nokia

  • Song: Brujas
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Beyoncé

  • Song: Don't Hurt Yourself (feat. Jack White)

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Lemonade
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Lemonade
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Beyonce
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Parkwood Entertainment
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2016

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Empress Of

  • Song: Woman Is A Word
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  • Song: Yo Quiero Bailar
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Ivy Queen 2008 World Tour Live!
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Ivy Queen
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