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Happy Cinco De Morrissey!

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Instead of throwing a typical Cinco De Mayo party, Alt.Latino creates a new holiday to celebrate an icon who's become a Mexican obsession on both sides of the border.

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Diego El Cigala: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, May 01, 2015

See a singer called "the Sinatra of flamenco," a musical game changer whose expressive style draws on jazz and a range of other genres.

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Latin Roots: Essential Cumbia

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Is cumbia the most essential style of Latin music? Contributor Catalina Maria Johnson explores the genre.

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Chris Washburne And The SYOTOS Band, 'Stairway To Heaven'

Monday, April 20, 2015

This clever medley superimposes one of Duke Ellington's sacred works over a Led Zeppelin classic.

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Rosa Díaz: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, April 17, 2015

The singer's lyrics reflect deeply felt emotions in this sophisticated, passionate performance with cellist Daniel de Jesus.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Obama's rapprochement with Cuba: how far can it go?

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Obama's rapprochement with Cuba: how far can it go?

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From Ballrooms To Concert Halls, Mexico Kept This Cuban Style Alive

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Born in Cuba in the late 1800s, danzón had couples gliding in a kind of formal square dance a century later.

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Latin Roots: Essential Boleros

Thursday, April 09, 2015

The bolero originated in Cuba, but it can be found in unexpected places — including familiar songs.

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Surviving SXSW 2015, With An Assist

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Alt.Latino's hosts called on others to help them wade through the talented Latin artists at this year's festival, including Buraka Som Sistema, Gina Chavez and Macaco.

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All Things Considered

Cuban Music's Most Successful Accident Rises Again

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Producer Nick Gold discusses a new release from the musicians behind 1997's landmark album Buena Vista Social Club, and the extended family of artists they've inspired.

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Latin Roots: Jovem Guarda

Thursday, March 12, 2015

As Ernesto Lechner explains, this important movement in mid-'60s Brazil saw many artists claiming influences from rock musicians abroad.

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KCRW Presents: Dom La Nena

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Loop pedals and percussion support the Brazilian-born cellist beautifully as she plays "Llegaré."

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Morning Edition

How Mexico Learned To Polka

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Renee Montagne speaks with Felix Contreras, co-host of NPR's Alt.Latino, about the link between Tex-Mex music and Eastern European waltzes and polkas.

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Aurelio: Tiny Desk Concert

Saturday, March 07, 2015

Accompanied by traditional Garifuna musicians and an electric guitar, Aurelio weaves together intricate layers of acoustic guitar to capture the polyrhythms of West African music.

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Alt.Latino Picks Its Favorites From NPR's Tiny Desk Contest

Thursday, February 19, 2015

NPR Music received roughly 7,000 videos from artists looking to perform behind the Tiny Desk. Here, we take a look at some of the best Latin entries.

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Latin Roots: Canciones De Cuna

Thursday, February 12, 2015

These well-loved Latin lullabies are frequently passed down from grandmothers to babies.

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What's Love Got To Do With It: The Villains Of Valentine's Day

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Following the time-honored Alt.Latino tradition of hating Valentine's Day, the show revisits the greatest villains of Latin love songs.

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First Listen: Ibeyi, 'Ibeyi'

Sunday, February 08, 2015

The 20-year-old twins of Ibeyi make their debut with cool French textures and raw, emotional lyrics — underpinned with a deep, soulful Afro-Cuban sound.

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Latin Roots: The Protest Music Of South America

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Producer and singer-songwriter Rachel Faro describes one artist as the Bob Dylan of Latin music.

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All Things Considered

Saudade: An Untranslatable, Undeniably Potent Word

Thursday, January 08, 2015

The Portuguese term — which embodies a particular mix of melancholy, longing and loss — has no direct equivalent in English. But it does find full expression in bittersweet music.

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