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35 minutes | Oct 24, 2021
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 "Latin Explosion" of the late 1990s and early 2000s.
34 minutes | Oct 17, 2021
Alt.Latino And NPR News: Musical Profiles From Mexico, Cuba and Peru
This week we share music stories from NPR News that you should know about, featuring Cimafunk, Susana Baca and 'El Charro de Mexico' Vicente Fernandez.
36 minutes | Oct 10, 2021
Alt.Latino Unpacks the Latest Music News, Including Latin Grammy Drama
An eclectic round-up of all the current happenings across the Latin Music world. Listen to conversations with Juanes, José González, Yosmel Montejo, as well as a run-down of the Latin Grammy nominations drama. This kind of chisme you don't want to miss.
38 minutes | Oct 3, 2021
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.
39 minutes | Sep 26, 2021
It's Lit! Latina Novelists On Living With (And Writing In) Two Languages
Isabel Allende (The Soul of a Woman) and Sandra Cisneros (Martita, I Remember You/Martita, te recuerdo) tell Alt.Latino about the role of women in Latino cultures, and why you kill off the handsome male character by page 112.
24 minutes | Sep 19, 2021
Elvis En Español: 'This Year's Model' Reimagined
A score of Latin artists reimagine Elvis Costello's 1978 classic album, This Year's Model, completely in Spanish.
34 minutes | Sep 12, 2021
Alt. Latino's Fall Music Preview
Our digital mail bag overflows with great new music to head into the last part of 2021. Songs heard on this episode:• Arturo O'Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble, "Dreaming in Lions"• Meridian Brothers and Conjunto Media Luna, "La Secta"• Dos Santos, "A Shot in the Dark"• ÌFÉ, "Fake Blood"• Cimafunk (Feat. George Clinton), "Funk Aspirin"• Helado Negro, "Outside the Outside"• Alejandro Escovedo, "La Cruzada"• Orquesta Akokán, "El Inflador"• Liniker, "Clau"All these tracks can be found in Alt.Latino's weekly playlist on Spotify and Apple Music.
30 minutes | Sep 5, 2021
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?
30 minutes | Aug 15, 2021
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.
24 minutes | Aug 8, 2021
Encore: The Meteoric Rise Of Latin Urban Explained
The story of Latin America has always been reflected through music. This week, we rerun one of our most popular episodes and talk to experts to help us understand Latin Urban's pop music dominance.
36 minutes | Jul 24, 2021
We Excavate Cuba's Rallying Cry, 'Patria Y Vida'
The Cuban experience is synonymous with Cuban music. This week, we take a look at the uprising in Cuba and the island's history with protest music.
34 minutes | Jul 18, 2021
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, and why independent films are powerful for accurate representation.
35 minutes | Jul 11, 2021
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 musical boundaries through interviews with pop star Rauw Alejandro, vocalist Sebastian .Otero and punk rocker AJ Davila.
32 minutes | Jul 4, 2021
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.
29 minutes | Jun 27, 2021
Alt.Latino's Best Music of 2021 (So Far)
As we hit the midpoint of 2021, our host Felix Contreras is joined by Alt.Latino producer Anamaria Sayre, NPR Weekend Edition producer Isabella Gomez Sarmiento, L.A. Times culture writer Suzy Exposito and Alt.Latino contributor Stefanie Fernández to discuss their favorites of the past six months.
26 minutes | Jun 22, 2021
Resilience and Innovation: An Alt.Latino Podcast Extra En Español
Two stories of determination, innovation and strength from different sides of the Latinx community: a father-son pair separated at the border and a musician from Cuba using blockchain tech to bring attention and support to underrepresented artists.
44 minutes | Jun 20, 2021
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Los Lobos And Tania León Post Their W's
We take a look at the headlines from the past week and can't help but notice Latinos and Latinos stacking up wins.
29 minutes | Jun 13, 2021
'Music As A Weapon': A Discussion About Garifuna Music
A workshop on the eastern coast of Honduras is keeping Garifuna culture alive and accessible for young musicians.
40 minutes | Jun 6, 2021
Loss, Love And Resilience Across Latinidad
We're taking a step back to do a survey of what's happening across the community. We'll introduce you to an artist that maybe you don't know, hang out with some Cuban drummers, meet high school teachers on the hunt for vaccines, and give a sneak peek of next week's show.
29 minutes | May 30, 2021
Bakosó: Cuban Grooves Meet Afrobeats
The documentary film Bakosó: Afrobeats of Cuba captures the development of a new music style in Santiago de Cuba.
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