Alt.Latino

Alt.Latino

Alt.Latino

CATEGORY: Music
Alt.Latino is a spotlight on the world of Latinx arts and culture through music, stories and conversation.
  1. December 26, 2021
    35 min
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    Alt.Latino and Code Switch: What is 'Latin Music' anyway?
    This week, Felix and Anamaria sit down with Shereen Marisol Meraji of the NPR Code Switch podcast to find out what exactly connects all the artists under the 'Latin music' category.
  2. December 19, 2021
    30 min
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    Looking back on the original 'West Side Story' and its impact on Nuyorican identity
    This week, Alt.Latino takes a look at how the original 1961 West Side Story impacted Puerto Ricans growing up in New York.
  3. December 12, 2021
    50 min
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    Alt.Latino presents the best singles of 2021
    The Alt.Latino team discusses the best Latin music singles of 2021.
  4. December 05, 2021
    42 min
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    Alt.Latino looks back at the best albums of 2021
    The Alt.Latino team brings you a discussion of a few of our favorite album releases from 2021.
  5. November 21, 2021
    28 min
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    Voices from the past in Ecuador and Venezuela
    Folk singers and popular music from Ecuador and Venezuela from the 1960 to the 1980s are featured on two new compilation albums.
  6. October 31, 2021
    15 min
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    Honor the Departed in Our Annual Sonic Altar
    Listen as we play music and personal dedications honoring the departed.
  7. October 24, 2021
    35 min
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    Presenting 'It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders': Pop music's 'Latin Explosion'
    This week on Alt.Latino, we're featuring a special episode from our friends at It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders. From the three-part series exploring crossover in pop music, the podcast takes a look at the "…
  8. October 17, 2021
    34 min
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    Alt.Latino And NPR News: Musical Profiles From Mexico, Cuba and Peru
    Cuba's Cimafunk, Susana Baca from Peru and 'El Charro de Mexico' Vicente Fernandez are profiled this week.
  9. October 10, 2021
    36 min
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    Alt.Latino Unpacks the Latest Music News, Including Latin Grammy Drama
    Chisme from across the Latin Grammy world. Everything you need to know right now.
  10. October 03, 2021
    38 min
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    Humanity Has No Border on La Frontera
    We bring you three stories from the U.S.-Mexico border: an unlikely music festival, musician/activist La Muna, and a bullfighting training center in Texas.
  11. September 26, 2021
    38 min
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    It's Lit! Latina Novelists On Living With (And Writing In) Two Languages
    Isabel Allende and Sandra Cisneros tell Alt.Latino about the role of women in Latino cultures, and why you kill off the handsome male character by page 112.
  12. September 19, 2021
    28 min
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    Elvis En Español: 'This Year's Model' Reimagined
    British musician Elvis Costello revisits his classic album This Year's Model in Spanish with a host of Latin artists.
  13. September 12, 2021
    33 min
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    Alt. Latino's Fall Music Preview
    Our digital mail bag overflows with great new music to head into the last part of 2021.
  14. September 05, 2021
    29 min
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    End Of Summer Rooftop Listening Party
    What better way to end the summer than with friends, a little vino, music and former Alt.Latino co-host Jasmine Garsd?
  15. August 15, 2021
    29 min
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    Gina Chavez Picks Her 5 Favorite Tiny Desk Contest Entries
    With Tio Felix on vacation, our guest host illustrates the width and breadth of Latinx musical expression through Tiny Desk Contest submissions.
  16. August 08, 2021
    24 min
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    Encore: The Meteoric Rise Of Latin Urban Explained
    The story of Latin America has always been reflected through music. We rerun one of our most popular episodes and talk to experts about Latin Urban's rise and pop music dominance.
  17. July 24, 2021
    35 min
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    We Excavate Cuba's Rallying Cry, 'Patria Y Vida'
    This week, we take a look at the uprising in Cuba, and the island's history with protest music, focusing on the movement's rallying cry, "Patria y Vida."
  18. July 18, 2021
    33 min
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    Indie Film And Latinx Reality
    To celebrate The Latino Experience film series from PBS, we chat with Latinx indie filmmakers to discuss the state of the industry.
  19. July 11, 2021
    34 min
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    No Boundaries On The Island: The Music Of Puerto Rico
    Puerto Rico is an island full of sonic diversity. We take you across time, genre and music boundaries through interviews with Rauw Alejandro, Sebastián .Otero and AJ Davila.
  20. July 04, 2021
    31 min
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    The Alt.Latino Interview: Rita Moreno
    To celebrate a new documentary about her life and career, we revisit our 2018 conversation with none other than Rita Moreno.

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