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Alt.Latino's Favorites From SXSW 2021

Thursday, April 29, 2021

The regular Alt.Latino chingonas talking about our 12 favorite acts from this year's virtual SXSW, including Vocal Vidas, Yasser Tejeda & Palotré, Ruido Rosa and more.

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Portraying Celia: The Role Of A Lifetime (Or Two)

Saturday, September 21, 2019

How do you inhabit the world's most well-known Latin singer? For singers and actresses Aymée Nuviola and Jeimy Osorio, playing Celia Cruz meant staying in touch with pain, joy and destiny.

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Alt.Latino Playlist: Catching Up After A Short Summer Getaway

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

We've got more songs than usual this week as we make up for being away for a brief summer break.

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Haydée Milanés Embraces Her Dad's Legacy With Her Own Vision

Tuesday, August 06, 2019

How does one carve out a path of her own with a famous parent? Haydée Milanés talks about Pablo Milanés and stamping out her own musical identity.

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What We Heard At The Best Festivals For Latin Alternative Music

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Alt.Latino hits the road to visit RuidoFest in Chicago, NuevoFest in Philadelphia and the Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) in NYC.

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Vicente García: A Pop-Fusion Star On A Mission To Stay Authentic

Wednesday, June 05, 2019

The higher the Dominican singer-songwriter's star rises, the tighter he grips his artistic freedom. The new Candela caps a trio of albums connecting dots between bachata, merengue, trap, pop and more.

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First Listen: Flor de Toloache, 'Indestructible'

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Flor de Toloache makes mariachi girl magic with reimagined pop covers (No Doubt, Bee Gees) and collaborations with Miguel, John Legend, Alex Cuba and Las Migas.

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Lila Downs Celebrates Mexico's Culinary And Cultural Sides With 'Al Chile'

Thursday, May 09, 2019

The iconic Mexican vocalist and composer Lila Downs uses music to celebrate the chile pepper.

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Alt.Latino Food Truck Chats: Musicians Tell Their Own Stories At SXSW 2019

Friday, March 22, 2019

Over breakfast tacos and barbecue, Team Alt.Latino sat down with musicians at SXSW for interviews about their music.

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Alt.Latino's SXSW 2019 Wrap-Up

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

The five nights of discoveries at SXSW 2019 served as a reminder that music can heal, challenge and change the world we live in.

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Alt.Latino's Best Music of 2018

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.

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Summer Latin Music Festivals Offer Music And Opportunity

Friday, July 20, 2018

For Latinx musicians who have found themselves excluded from the stages of mainstream festivals, a growing range of festivals and tours catering to Latinx artists and fans is changing the game.

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Alt.Latino's 12 Favorite Latin Songs Of 2018 (So Far)

Thursday, June 28, 2018

We laugh, we cry, we celebrate the best of the year so far with everything from bugalú to boleros to Latinx punk.

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Jose Feliciano Hosts Naturalization Ceremony, Performs National Anthem

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

The Latin music legend also donated memorabilia to the Smithsonian.

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'Still A Lot Of Love': Arturo O'Farrill On Cuba-U.S. Artistic Relations

Friday, June 01, 2018

The band leader weighs in on the complicated and historical relationship between Cuba and the United States.

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Bomba Estéreo Turns To Fans For 'To My Love' Video

Thursday, May 31, 2018

A remix from 2016 is still picking up steam and has become the band's biggest hit yet.

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A Historic Music Festival Celebrates Cuba's Vast Range

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Never before have so many Cuban artists performed or have been displayed in a single venue in the U.S.

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Kennedy Center's Artes De Cuba Festival, An Unprecedented Cultural Bridge

Friday, May 11, 2018

The opening night of this historic gathering of Cuban art and culture was an emotional overview of the island's music as well as a celebration in which art trumped politics.

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Songs We Love: Monsieur Periné, 'Bailar Contigo'

Friday, April 20, 2018

New single from upcoming album is more French-inspired swing-jazz, coupled with a Colombian tropical flair.

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Songs We Love: Ane Díaz, 'Allá Viene Un Corazón'

Thursday, March 22, 2018

As political turmoil roiled her home country, Ane Díaz broke down the traditional danzas of Venezuela, rebuilding them with breadth and depth.

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