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Bad Bunny's 'Un Verano Sin Ti' is a Caribbean love letter to Puerto Rico

Saturday, May 14, 2022

On his latest album, Bad Bunny opts for personal intimacy and cultural specificity.

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Rosalía's 'Motomami' is a complex treatise on fame — and her place in Latin pop

Friday, March 18, 2022

On the artist's reggaeton-driven third album, she interrogates the intoxicating power of her expanding fame.

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The Best Latin Music of 2021

Monday, December 13, 2021

The singles and albums that came out this year seem to reflect the diversity of Latin music more than ever.

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Yendry: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

Friday, October 08, 2021

The Dominican-Italian singer performs an "El Tiny" concert from Soho Beach House in Miami.

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Sech: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

Monday, October 04, 2021

The Panamanian singer celebrates reggaetón with an El Tiny performance set in a library.

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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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Bad Bunny Drops The Indie-fluenced 'El Último Tour Del Mundo'

Friday, November 27, 2020

The Puerto Rican star seems to have dug into the archives of his birth decade, the '90s, for sonic inspiration on his new album.

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Ozuna: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

Friday, October 16, 2020

Global superstar Ozuna performs five songs in quarantine for Tiny Desk.

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The Emotional Legacy Of 'Tony Hawk's Pro Skater'

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Since Tony Hawk's Pro Skater was first released in 1999, kids who played – and listened to – the game have grown into successful artists in their own right.

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New Summer Songs From Alt.Latino

Sunday, August 09, 2020

Alt.Latino contributor Stefanie Fernández shares the latest Latin music releases — rock, rap and hip-swiveling tunes — from a diverse group of artists.

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Why Lido Pimienta Had To Become Her Own 'Miss Colombia'

Monday, April 13, 2020

With electro-cumbia, porro, and bullerengue rhythms, Miss Colombia takes a thread and needle from Lido Pimienta's heart to a country that doesn't always love her back.

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Alt.Latino Playlist: Supporting Ourselves And Our Favorite Artists

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Music can help us deal and we can help musicians, too. On our weekly playlist, we're spotlighting independent artists and providing links for you to help support their music.

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Reviving Classic Reggaeton, Bad Bunny's New Album 'YHLQMDLG' Breaks Records

Friday, March 13, 2020

Bad Bunny's new album has had unprecedented U.S. chart success for an all Spanish-language record. NPR Music contributor Stefanie Fernández explains what makes the artist and the album so special.

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Alt.Latino Playlist: New Music For La Primavera

Thursday, March 05, 2020

As we head into warmer temperatures, we dig into some tunes by Angelica Garcia, Bad Bunny and Residente.

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Alt.Latino Playlist: The Changing Seasons Of Life And Love

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Hear a mélange of sounds and styles from across Latin America and the U.S., centered on the sentiment of loves lost and found in unlikely places.

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Alt.Latino Playlist: Story Telling And Time Traveling

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Dizzying bilingual couplets coalesce with a shoegazey challenge of toxic machismo on this week's Alt.Latino playlist.

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Alt.Latino Playlist: Meet Us In Our World

Wednesday, February 05, 2020

The enigmatic Draco Rosa immediately returns after a Latin Grammy, Lido Pimeinta celebrates the beauty and resilience of Afro-Colombian communities and Orquesta Failde covers a Camila Cabello hit.

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Alt.Latino Playlist: A Tribute, A Hip-Hop Remake Of A Cuban Classic And More

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Bad Bunny's tribute to Kobe Bryant, the Cuban hip-hop pioneers Orishas' uncleared remix and proud Latina joy from Angelica Garcia highlight the playlist this week.

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Alt.Latino Playlist: New Music To Start 2020

Thursday, January 09, 2020

Here's the first volley in a year-long celebration of Alt.Latino's upcoming ten-year anniversary in June.

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Alt.Latino Playlist: One Last Tamal For 2019

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

A playlist perfect for holiday parties in your tia's kitchen and with the primos in the basement. Plus, an exclusive video from Ruben Blades.

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