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Alt.Latino is a spotlight on the world of Latinx arts and culture through music, stories and conversation.

Alt.Latino is a spotlight on the world of Latinx arts and culture through music, stories and conversation.

Location:

Austin, TX

Networks:

NPR

Description:

Alt.Latino is a spotlight on the world of Latinx arts and culture through music, stories and conversation.

Language:

Spanish


Episodes

From the archives: flamenco, rock and songs of rebellion from Spain

7/3/2022
Alt.Latino intern Vita Dadoo revisits podcast episodes to feature three conversations about music from Spain and explores the musical traditions that inspired these artists as well as the impact they made in the Spanish-speaking world.

Duration:00:33:41

From the archives: the many faces of 'Regional Mexican'

6/26/2022
Alt.Latino intern Vita Dadoo parses through the podcast archive to feature two conversations on the musical styles referred to as "Regional Mexican," its history, and its rising popularity among audiences in the U.S., Mexico and beyond.

Duration:00:29:35

From the archives: interviews with Ibeyi, Ivy Queen and Silvina Moreno

4/3/2022
Alt.Latino intern Cat Sposato takes over the show to feature more stories for Women's History Month.

Duration:00:32:03

From the archives: Latinas in punk

3/27/2022
The San Antonio based punk band Fea is featured in a discussion about Latinas and punk.

Duration:00:29:42

From the archives: exploring the representation of women in reggaeton

3/20/2022
This week we go back to the era of "Despacito" to discuss the impact of reggaeton on women and reggaetonera pioneer Ivy Queen.

Duration:00:29:55

From the archives: vibrant conversations with artists Daymé Arocena and iLe

3/13/2022
For another edition from our archives, we go back to interviews with vocalists Daymé Arocena and iLe much earlier in their careers.

Duration:00:30:18

Celebrating Women's History Month with three powerful Latinas

3/6/2022
We celebrate Women's History Month with three complex yet stylistically distinct Latina musicians: Ana Tijoux, Li Saumet and Lila Downs.

Duration:00:31:55

From the archives: A deep dive into Afro-Latinx culture

2/27/2022
Revisiting a program from 2014 that offers an overview of Afro-Latino culture and history.

Duration:00:35:30

Revisiting the work of two Afro-Latinx pioneers

2/13/2022
Celebrate Black History Month with two interviews from the Alt.Latino archive with Puerto Rican rapper Tego Calderon and Dominican vocalist Amara La Negra.

Duration:00:29:32

Speaking truth to power through music

1/30/2022
This week we reach back into the Alt.Latino archives to bring you three recent shows about contemporary protest music in Latin America and the U.S.

Duration:00:26:49

Alt.Latino and Code Switch: What is 'Latin Music' anyway?

12/26/2021
This week, Felix and Anamaria sit down with Shereen Marisol Meraji of the NPR Code Switch podcast to find out what exactly connects all the artists under the 'Latin music' category.

Duration:00:35:43

Looking back on the original 'West Side Story' and its impact on Nuyorican identity

12/19/2021
This week, Alt.Latino takes a look at how the original 1961 West Side Story impacted Puerto Ricans growing up in New York.

Duration:00:31:55

Alt.Latino presents the best singles of 2021

12/12/2021
The Alt.Latino team discusses the best Latin music singles of 2021.

Duration:00:50:21

Alt.Latino looks back at the best albums of 2021

12/5/2021
The Alt.Latino team brings you a discussion of a few of our favorite album releases from 2021.

Duration:00:40:06

Voices from the past in Ecuador and Venezuela

11/21/2021
Two new compilations capture moments long lost to time using archival recordings from the 1960s and 70s.

Duration:00:29:44

Honor the Departed in Our Annual Sonic Altar

10/31/2021
In what's become an annual Día de los Muertos tradition, we play music and personal dedications honoring the departed.

Duration:00:16:46

Presenting 'It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders': Pop music's 'Latin Explosion'

10/24/2021
This week on Alt.Latino, we're featuring a special episode from our friends at It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders. From the three-part series exploring crossover in pop music, the podcast takes a look at the "Latin Explosion" of the late 1990s and early 2000s.

Duration:00:36:11

Alt.Latino And NPR News: Musical Profiles From Mexico, Cuba and Peru

10/17/2021
This week we share music stories from NPR News that you should know about, featuring Cimafunk, Susana Baca and 'El Charro de Mexico' Vicente Fernandez.

Duration:00:34:58

Alt.Latino Unpacks the Latest Music News, Including Latin Grammy Drama

10/10/2021
An eclectic round-up of all the current happenings across the Latin Music world. Listen to conversations with Juanes, José González, Yosmel Montejo, as well as a run-down of the Latin Grammy nominations drama. This kind of chisme you don't want to miss.

Duration:00:36:33

Humanity Has No Border on La Frontera

10/3/2021
We bring you three stories from the U.S.-Mexico border: an unlikely music festival, musician/activist La Muna, and a bullfighting training center in Texas.

Duration:00:38:42