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Sunday, March 06, 2016
Thursday, March 03, 2016
Our guest DJ this week, singer Seu Jorge, says he recognized himself in the character he plays in the Brazilian film City Of God: a bus driver named Mané Galinha who's caught up in violence in 1970s Brazil.
Before he became an internationally acclaimed Brazilian music star, Seu ...
Saturday, February 27, 2016
Saturday, February 20, 2016
Sunday, February 14, 2016
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Every Valentine's Day, we do the same thing: We talk about how much we hate Valentine's Day. This year, we're doing something different.
Alt.Latino co-host Jasmine Garsd and award-winning sex educator Francisco Ramirez recently sat down at Union Square Park and asked people to stop by and tell their ...
Sunday, January 31, 2016
There is a joke circulating in San Salvador these days: "Instead of using a condom, use a mosquito net! That should at least keep the mosquitoes from biting your privates."
The joke is a dig at the unusual suggestion made by the governments of El Salvador and various other Latin ...
Thursday, January 28, 2016
Thursday, January 28, 2016
Sunday, January 17, 2016
Thursday, January 14, 2016
If you think it's strange that we pay homage to David Bowie on Alt.Latino this week, think again. Bowie has had a tremendous fan base throughout Latin America, and he's been a strong musical influence. His talent was so great, and his work so diverse, it left few musical ...
Thursday, January 07, 2016
It's wintertime, and we're all a little chilly and in need of vitamin D. This week on Alt.Latino, we feel a ray of sunshine in the form of Anastasia Tsioulcas, one of NPR's finest music reporters.
Anastasia specializes in classical music, but also has a passion for hunting down fresh ...
Thursday, December 10, 2015
Tuesday, December 08, 2015
"El Almohadon De Pluma" (The Feather Pillow), written in 1905, is a classic of Latin American literature. Uruguayan author Horacio Quiroga tells the tale of Alicia, a newlywed who begins mysteriously and rapidly losing weight. Soon she's bedridden with severe anemia. The doctors are perplexed. She dies in no ...
Thursday, December 03, 2015
This week on Alt.Latino, we explore the deeply intertwined roots that connect Jewish and Latin music.
Professor Josh Kun teaches at the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. He's researched music history extensively, and he joins us to spin some awesome old records, including Celia ...
Tuesday, December 01, 2015
There's a place in the city of Tijuana, Mexico, called El Bordo, which has always been somewhat reminiscent of a post-apocalyptic movie scene. The name comes from "the border," which is where it's located: right by the fence that separates the U.S. from Mexico, among the enormous paved canals that ...
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Pocahontas had nothing to do with the first Thanksgiving. She died in 1617, four years before the celebration in Plymouth.
Neither did Malinche, her Mexican counterpart, who lived in the 1500s.
But I've been thinking about both women on the eve of the Thanksgiving holiday. They were part of the ...
Sunday, November 22, 2015
"The refugee has got to be checked because, unfortunately, among the refugees there are some spies, as has been found in other countries." It could have been said today about the Syrian refugee crisis, but those words belong to President Franklin Roosevelt, in 1940.
Back then, many of those refugees ...
Thursday, November 19, 2015
On this week's episode of Alt.Latino, Felix Contreras and I discuss how different our musical tastes feel at times. Sometimes, we seem to come from virtually opposite head spaces: Felix will be chilling on a Jamaican beach, listening to reggae love ballads, while I'm off listening to hip-hop at some ...