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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Alt.Latino Playlist: Favorites Dominate The Week

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.


Alt.Latino Playlist: Boleros And Innovative Electronic Music Warm Winter's Arrival

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.


Ozuna Evolves With 'Niburu'

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.


Alt.Latino Playlist: Old And New Friends

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.


Alt.Latino: A Puerto Rican Power Trio, Miami Chillwave, Industrial Rosalía

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.


Alt.Latino Playlist: Where Cuban Funk, Latin Urban, And Dream Pop Rub Elbows

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.


Alt.Latino Playlist: A Trap Corrido, New Music From A Cuban Pioneer and Latin Jazz

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.


Alt.Latino Playlist: Electro Cumbia, Latin Soul, A Love Song Cycle And A Dream

Thursday, October 24, 2019

On this week's playlist, Che Apalache, La Santa Cecilia, Combo Chimbita and Noa Sainz all look inward.


Alt.Latino Playlist: A Travelogue With Stops In Guyana, Puerto Rico, Mexico And India

Thursday, October 17, 2019

On this week's playlist, collaborations are front and center with artists who stretch the basic concept of Latinx music.


Alt.Latino Playlist: Fall Music To Match Any Mood

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Riot Grrrl Chicana punk shares the mosh put with classic boleros and Latin jazz on this week's playlist.