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Alt.Latino is a spotlight on the world of Latinx arts and culture through music, stories and conversation.

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Bad Bunny En Español: El Nuevo Disco Y Sus Influencias

In an interview from Puerto Rico, Bad Bunny talks about his influences and the music on his new record.


24 Dec 2018

Rank #1

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"Amor Eterno" Y Mas For El Paso and Beyond

This week a special show of music to help mourn and remember the victims of the recent tragic events around the country.


8 Aug 2019

Rank #2

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Ozuna Evolves With "Nibiru"

"We make music to collide with the world." The Puerto Rican superstar discusses Nibiru and the state of Latin Urban music.


29 Nov 2019

Rank #3

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Afro-Latino Revolutionaries From The 19th Century Still Echo Today

"If you liked Hamilton, you'll love this book," assures historian Jesse Hoffnung-Garskoff. It's a gripping read about migrants who conspired to overthrow a colonial monarchy and eliminate slavery.


25 Feb 2020

Rank #4

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Alt.Latino's 12 Favorite Latin Songs Of 2018 (So Far)

We laugh, we cry, we celebrate the best of the year so far with everything from bugalú to boleros to Latinx punk.


28 Jun 2018

Rank #5

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Alt.Latino Looks Back At The Best Music Of 2019

What is "Latin music" when it encompasses Chicana punk, mariachi music, urbano and Cuban funk? We dive into a year that gave us new music from Fea, Flor de Toloache, Sech and Bad Bunny.


20 Dec 2019

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New Music Highlights Nuance of Identity

Summer's almost over so we present new sounds and two video premiers from upcoming albums.


9 Aug 2018

Rank #7

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Mujeres: Three Distinct Sounds And Messages Of 2019

This week, hear interviews with members of Fea, Jenny and the Mexicats and Y La Bamba on culture, identity and the evolution their songwriting.


13 Dec 2019

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Turning The Tables In Latin Music

Alt.Latino draws the lines between Latin music and some of the eight women who invented popular music.


6 Dec 2019

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Lila Downs Celebrates Culinary And Cultural Sides Of Chile

The iconic Mexican vocalist and composer Lila Downs uses music to celebrate chiles.


9 May 2019

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Mid Summer New Music Round Up!

Great new music to get you through the rest of the summer!


3 Aug 2018

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'El Tiny': A Sampler Of Latin Bands At NPR's Tiny Desk

Latin music is well represented in the popular Tiny Desk Concert series.


27 Sep 2018

Rank #12

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How Angélique Kidjo Brings Out The Africa Of Celia Cruz's Catalog

The West African vocalist talks about bringing out the Afrobeat in Celia Cruz's rich Cuban catalog with the tribute album Celia.


18 Apr 2019

Rank #13

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J Balvin Won't Settle For Anything Less Than World Domination

After cracking the American pop charts last year, the Colombian reggaeton star is following the success of "Mi Gente" with his fifth album, Vibras. And he knows you're still listening.


25 May 2018

Rank #14

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Summer Latin Music Festivals Celebrate Musical Diversity

Latinx bands who feel shut out of mainstream Fests find gigs at Latin music festivals


20 Jul 2018

Rank #15