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Thursday, January 17, 2019
This week, we explore unapologetic hip-hop from Natti Natasha, composed vallenato from Juanes and intimate electronica from Ferraz.
Thursday, January 10, 2019
An excerpt of a year-long series featured on NPR that speak to unity and inspiration.
Wednesday, January 09, 2019
2019 has so far brought a new Ozuna hit, an episode from Locos por Juana's Postcards of Miami series and Juan Wauters singing entirely en español for the first time.
Friday, January 04, 2019
The saxophonist is a big thinker whose mesmerizing compositions chronicle the music of his native Puerto Rico with the help of an adventurous jazz quartet.
Sunday, December 30, 2018
Spanish-language artists like Ozuna, J Balvin and Bad Bunny dominated YouTube with billions of plays. Alt.Latino host Felix Contreras and contributor Stefanie Fernández explain how we got here.
Monday, December 24, 2018
In an interview from Puerto Rico, Bad Bunny talks about his influences and the music on his new record.
Sunday, December 23, 2018
The Puerto Rican phenom drops his debut album on Christmas Eve, just in time for Noche Buena parties.
Friday, December 21, 2018
Alt.Latino reviews some of the best 2018 music recommendations from listeners — and welcomes back a dear friend.
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
This week's playlist features everything from Afro-Caribbean beats from ÌFÉ to Anuel AA & Haze's Latin trap to a statement against domestic violence from Bad Bunny.
Monday, December 17, 2018
More than 40 years after its release, Lynyrd Skynyrd's Sweet Home Alabama is still one of the most recognized rock anthems celebrating the deep South. It's also a song with a complicated legacy.
Friday, December 14, 2018
Cuban pianist Harold López-Nussa, along with his brother Ruy on drums and bassist Gaston Joya, deliver a set of danceable jazz explorations rooted in Afro-Cuban musical traditions to the Tiny Desk.
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
This week, our playlist features nostalgic hits by Nancy Sanchez and Bad Bunny alongside exploratory tracks by Natti Natasha and Sol Pereyra.
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
The holidays aren't complete around NPR without our annual Jazz Piano Christmas concert. This year's event featured pianists Booker T. Jones, Jason Moran, Dánae Olano and James Francies.
Monday, December 10, 2018
It's been another watershed year for Latin music. Alt.Latino's Felix Contreras, Stefanie Fernández, Catalina María Johnson and Marisa Arbona-Ruiz round up the year's best.
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
This week, Cuñao releases the Invierno Tropical EP to warm up your winter, C. Tangana and Niño de Elche team up for a Flamencan-tinged lament and more.
Thursday, November 22, 2018
A batch of new music to enjoy just before the Solstice and much colder weather.
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
For this week's playlist, J Balvin releases another hit, Helado Negro previews his sixth album, Juracán and Rene Lopez drop new singles and Draco Rosa flexes his rock and roll chops.
Friday, November 16, 2018
The latest album from O'Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra is a collaboration with Mexican son jarocho musicians.
Friday, November 16, 2018
Pop superstar J Balvin started the night with the most nominations. But two of the biggest prizes — for Song and Record of the Year — went to "Telefonia," by venerated troubadour Jorge Drexler.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Colombia's Aterciopelados dropped a music video in advance of the Latin Grammys, Bad Bunny unleashed yet another collab and both Mon Laferte and Anitta released new music.