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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.
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.
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.
Thursday, March 05, 2020
As we head into warmer temperatures, we dig into some tunes by Angelica Garcia, Bad Bunny and Residente.
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.
Thursday, February 13, 2020
Dizzying bilingual couplets coalesce with a shoegazey challenge of toxic machismo on this week's Alt.Latino playlist.
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.
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.
Thursday, January 09, 2020
Here's the first volley in a year-long celebration of Alt.Latino's upcoming ten-year anniversary in June.
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.
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Irene Diaz, Kali Uchis and Ulises Hadjis have been on the Alt.Latino radar for nearly a decade; their new singles share space with newer names.
Thursday, December 05, 2019
Bundle up! We're getting ready for cold weather with new songs by Lido Pimienta, Dimelo Flow, Tiger Army and David Lawrence.
Friday, November 29, 2019
"We make music to collide with the world." The Puerto Rican superstar discusses Nibiru, his musical beginnings and the state of Latin urban music.
Thursday, November 21, 2019
We introduce the world to a Brazilian artist you should know along with some musical surprises full of fun and innovation.
Thursday, November 14, 2019
Ricky Martin, Residente & Bad Bunny celebrate the uplift of the Puerto Rican people through music on this week's playlist. Plus new music from Rosalía, MillionYoung and Henry Cole.
Thursday, November 07, 2019
Once you hear La Doña's mujer-powered "femmeton," Cuba's Cimafunk and Junior Mesa's mellow moods, you'll be won over, too.
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Two head-turning collaborations dominate this week's playlist, but we also have a bit of Latin jazz and something new from Cuban hip-hop pioneer X Alfonso.
Thursday, October 24, 2019
On this week's playlist, Che Apalache, La Santa Cecilia, Combo Chimbita and Noa Sainz all look inward.
Thursday, October 17, 2019
On this week's playlist, collaborations are front and center with artists who stretch the basic concept of Latinx music.
Thursday, October 10, 2019
Riot Grrrl Chicana punk shares the mosh put with classic boleros and Latin jazz on this week's playlist.