Inside Latin Alternative The fastest growing segment of the U.S. population is Hispanic. The music they are listening to has fueled a boom in Latin record sales and radio formats, with the Latin hip-hop style called reggaeton being the hottest. But another style has been bubbling just beneath the surface for almost a decade: Latin Alternative. Our four-part series explores the genre.
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Inside Latin Alternative

A musical style has been bubbling just beneath the surface for almost a decade: Latin Alternative.

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An Alt.Latino Christmas, With Cantigas In Concert

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Knock Your Wool Socks Off With New Latin Music

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Dancing To The Radio: Alt.Latino's Cinco De Mayo Playlist

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Chicken Soup For The Ears: New Music To Cure What Ails You

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Ricky Munoz, lead singer of Intocalbe, performs in Juarez, Mexico earlier this month. Intocable, a band popular on both sides of the border, is inspired by Mexican music, country hits and rock bands like Def Leppard. Kainaz Amaria/NPR hide caption

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Borderland Music: Songs From The U.S.-Mexico Frontera

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Messing With Texas: Alt.Latino's Favorite Music From SXSW 2014

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Love Him Or Hate Him, Calle 13's Rene Perez Joglar Visits Alt.Latino

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Rita Indiana, from the Dominican Republic, is one of many artists who have vocalized concerns over the relationship between her country and Haiti. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Cradle Of Black Pride: Haiti, Dominican Republic And The Music In Between

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Black, Latino And Proud: Black History Month With Alt.Latino

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Latin Metal, Uruguayan Hip-Hop And New Ana Tijoux

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With Guitars Like Machetes: Son Jarocho 101

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Tequila And The Theremin: A Day In The Life Of Alt.Latino

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