Regional Goes Global, Part 1: Finding Peso Pluma's music revolution in Nashville 15 November 2023 00:33:01
Earlier this year, Peso Pluma — a 24-year-old who grew up in between Guadalajara, Jalisco, and San Antonio — became the first regional Mexican artist to hit No. 1 on the Billboard Global 200 chart. Something in the music industry was changing. Streaming numbers for regional Mexican shot up astronomi...
Regional Goes Global, Part 1: Finding Peso Pluma's music revolution in Nashville
Earlier this year, Peso Pluma — a 24-year-old who grew up in between Guadalajara, Jalisco, and San Antonio — became the first regional Mexican artist to hit No. 1 on the Billboard Global 200 chart. Something in the music industry was changing. Streaming numbers for regional Mexican shot up astronomi...
Marinero: How the diversity of the Bay Area shaped the artist's approach to music 02 November 2023 00:35:40
Recently Ana and Felix traveled to NPR member station KQED in San Francisco to meet Alt.Latino listeners and interview the musician Marinero, who has deep musical and familial roots in the Bay Area. This week's show is a recording of that live interview, full of great music as well as lots of laughs...
Marinero: How the diversity of the Bay Area shaped the artist's approach to music
Recently Ana and Felix traveled to NPR member station KQED in San Francisco to meet Alt.Latino listeners and interview the musician Marinero, who has deep musical and familial roots in the Bay Area. This week's show is a recording of that live interview, full of great music as well as lots of laughs...
Maluma: On becoming a dad, hustling across genres and reggaeton's rise in Colombia 20 October 2023 00:17:00
The Colombian singer Maluma has a lot to be excited about these days — a world tour, a new album and a shot at exploring a different part of his humanity: being a parent.The artist has often felt a sense of responsibility: to support up and coming artists he seeks out on social media and to showcase...
Maluma: On becoming a dad, hustling across genres and reggaeton's rise in Colombia
The Colombian singer Maluma has a lot to be excited about these days — a world tour, a new album and a shot at exploring a different part of his humanity: being a parent.The artist has often felt a sense of responsibility: to support up and coming artists he seeks out on social media and to showcase...
Becky G: Why the Mexican American pop star always identifies as '200%' 27 September 2023 00:23:06
Anamaria Sayre and Felix Contreras sit down with Becky G, right after her forthcoming Tiny Desk performance, to talk about the cultural mash-up of her music, her philosophy for working with women in the industry and representing her Mexican heritage at Coachella.Audio for this episode of 'Alt.Latino...
Becky G: Why the Mexican American pop star always identifies as '200%'
Anamaria Sayre and Felix Contreras sit down with Becky G, right after her forthcoming Tiny Desk performance, to talk about the cultural mash-up of her music, her philosophy for working with women in the industry and representing her Mexican heritage at Coachella.Audio for this episode of 'Alt.Latino...
Dissecting the Latin Grammy noms, from Regional Mexican snubs to Edgar Barrera love 20 September 2023 00:28:16
Anamaria Sayre, Felix Contreras and producer Isabella Gomez Sarmiento sit down to talk some real chisme this week — a special episode dedicated to the Latin Grammy nominations. Was there really a regional snub and what does it say about the way we choose to elevate our own art?Audio for this episode...
Dissecting the Latin Grammy noms, from Regional Mexican snubs to Edgar Barrera love
Anamaria Sayre, Felix Contreras and producer Isabella Gomez Sarmiento sit down to talk some real chisme this week — a special episode dedicated to the Latin Grammy nominations. Was there really a regional snub and what does it say about the way we choose to elevate our own art?Audio for this episode...
It's 'El Tiny' season — and Alt.Latino has the lineup 13 September 2023 00:22:50
This week, Anamaria Sayre and Felix Contreras preview the artists coming to play Tiny Desk performances for their 'El Tiny' takeover, including indie explosion Kali Uchis returning home to Colombian beats, pop star Becky G debuting some Mexican regional soul and "La Caballota" herself Ivy Queen boas...
It's 'El Tiny' season — and Alt.Latino has the lineup
This week, Anamaria Sayre and Felix Contreras preview the artists coming to play Tiny Desk performances for their 'El Tiny' takeover, including indie explosion Kali Uchis returning home to Colombian beats, pop star Becky G debuting some Mexican regional soul and "La Caballota" herself Ivy Queen boas...
Omar Montes: Why the Spanish artist thinks the best school for flamenco is the street 30 August 2023 00:31:41
Anamaria Sayre and Felix Contreras sit down with Spanish artist Omar Montes to talk about why he'll never lose his flamenco influences, expressing the oppression of his Romani ancestors in his music and why the rhythms of reggaeton and flamenco aren't so different. This interview is in Spanish. Ple...
Omar Montes: Why the Spanish artist thinks the best school for flamenco is the street
Anamaria Sayre and Felix Contreras sit down with Spanish artist Omar Montes to talk about why he'll never lose his flamenco influences, expressing the oppression of his Romani ancestors in his music and why the rhythms of reggaeton and flamenco aren't so different. This interview is in Spanish. Ple...
Alt.Latino's Best New Music Round-Up: DannyLux, Kali Uchis and Dario Acosta Teich 16 August 2023 00:25:53
This week, Anamaria Sayre and Felix Contreras round up their favorite music from the last few months, including Mexican bedroom pop from Bratty, jazz from Argentinian composer Dario Acosta Teich, a new song from rising regional star DannyLux and more.To hear more of Alt.Latino's favorite music, foll...
Alt.Latino's Best New Music Round-Up: DannyLux, Kali Uchis and Dario Acosta Teich
This week, Anamaria Sayre and Felix Contreras round up their favorite music from the last few months, including Mexican bedroom pop from Bratty, jazz from Argentinian composer Dario Acosta Teich, a new song from rising regional star DannyLux and more.To hear more of Alt.Latino's favorite music, foll...
Eladio Carrión: Why the athlete-turned-rapper thinks everything in life is practice 02 August 2023 00:26:36
Felix Contreras and Anamaria Sayre sit down with the Puerto Rican hip-hop artist Eladio Carrión to discuss what drives him, learning Spanish through music and how he's changing the game of Latin rap.Audio for this episode of 'Alt.Latino' was edited and mixed by Cher Vincent, with production support ...
Eladio Carrión: Why the athlete-turned-rapper thinks everything in life is practice
Felix Contreras and Anamaria Sayre sit down with the Puerto Rican hip-hop artist Eladio Carrión to discuss what drives him, learning Spanish through music and how he's changing the game of Latin rap.Audio for this episode of 'Alt.Latino' was edited and mixed by Cher Vincent, with production support ...
YEИDRY: How she uses music to bridge her Dominican roots and Italian upbringing 19 July 2023 00:29:47
Anamaria Sayre speaks with YEИDRY, the Dominican-born, Italian-raised singer about using music as a tool to marry her two worlds.Audio for this episode of 'Alt.Latino' was edited and mixed by Isabella Gomez Sarmiento. Our show editor is Hazel Cills and our project manager is Grace Chung. Our product...
YEИDRY: How she uses music to bridge her Dominican roots and Italian upbringing
Anamaria Sayre speaks with YEИDRY, the Dominican-born, Italian-raised singer about using music as a tool to marry her two worlds.Audio for this episode of 'Alt.Latino' was edited and mixed by Isabella Gomez Sarmiento. Our show editor is Hazel Cills and our project manager is Grace Chung. Our product...
Alt.Latino presents the best music of 2023 (so far) 05 July 2023 00:31:02
Anamaria Sayre and Felix Contreras round up their favorite albums of 2023 so far, from the modern corridos tumbados of Peso Pluma, a new, reimagined version of one of Fito Paez's greatest albums, dream pop from Y La Bamba and more. Plus: a run down of regional Mexican's current explosion.Audio for t...
Alt.Latino presents the best music of 2023 (so far)
Anamaria Sayre and Felix Contreras round up their favorite albums of 2023 so far, from the modern corridos tumbados of Peso Pluma, a new, reimagined version of one of Fito Paez's greatest albums, dream pop from Y La Bamba and more. Plus: a run down of regional Mexican's current explosion.Audio for t...
Sheila E.: On how faith and family shaped the drummer's eclectic music career 21 June 2023 00:33:25
Felix Contreras sits down with percussion icon Sheila Escovedo, aka Sheila E., to talk about the influence of the Bay Area on her music, holding her own in the face of music industry sexism and why drumming is a language of its own. Audio for this episode of 'Alt.Latino' was edited and mixed by Sura...
Sheila E.: On how faith and family shaped the drummer's eclectic music career
Felix Contreras sits down with percussion icon Sheila Escovedo, aka Sheila E., to talk about the influence of the Bay Area on her music, holding her own in the face of music industry sexism and why drumming is a language of its own. Audio for this episode of 'Alt.Latino' was edited and mixed by Sura...
Alt.Latino's Best New Music Round-Up: Eduardo Cabra, Santa Fe Klan and Elsa y Elmar 07 June 2023 00:23:35
This week, Anamaria Sayre and Felix Contreras round up their favorite music from the last few months, including new work from the prolific Eduardo Cabra, surprisingly straight-ahead regional from Santa Fe Klan and a premiere of a new song from Elsa y Elmar.Learn more about sponsor message choices: p...
Alt.Latino's Best New Music Round-Up: Eduardo Cabra, Santa Fe Klan and Elsa y Elmar
This week, Anamaria Sayre and Felix Contreras round up their favorite music from the last few months, including new work from the prolific Eduardo Cabra, surprisingly straight-ahead regional from Santa Fe Klan and a premiere of a new song from Elsa y Elmar.Learn more about sponsor message choices: p...
Mabe Fratti: The cellist on the importance of imperfection and going to extremes 24 May 2023 00:36:25
Anamaria Sayre sits down with the experimental, Guatemalan cellist Mabe Fratti to discuss the admiration she's developed for imperfection, finding a musical community in Mexico City and how religion sparked a personal rebellion.Audio for this episode of 'Alt.Latino' was edited and mixed by Robin Hil...
Mabe Fratti: The cellist on the importance of imperfection and going to extremes
Anamaria Sayre sits down with the experimental, Guatemalan cellist Mabe Fratti to discuss the admiration she's developed for imperfection, finding a musical community in Mexico City and how religion sparked a personal rebellion.Audio for this episode of 'Alt.Latino' was edited and mixed by Robin Hil...
Karol G: Why the Colombian superstar will never stop being a 'happy heartbreak girl' 17 May 2023 00:28:44
While coming up with the concept for her new album Mañana Será Bonito, Colombian superstar Karol G had an epiphany that would change her life: what if she was just more herself? Anamaria Sayre sits down with global superstar Karol G to chat her latest evolution.Audio for this episode of 'Alt.Latino'...
Karol G: Why the Colombian superstar will never stop being a 'happy heartbreak girl'
While coming up with the concept for her new album Mañana Será Bonito, Colombian superstar Karol G had an epiphany that would change her life: what if she was just more herself? Anamaria Sayre sits down with global superstar Karol G to chat her latest evolution.Audio for this episode of 'Alt.Latino'...
Alt.Latino's Best New Music Round-Up: Bad Bunny, Grupo Frontera, Becky G and more 26 April 2023 00:25:14
This week, Anamaria Sayre and Felix Contreras round up their favorite music from the last few months, kicking things off with a surprising collab from Bad Bunny and regional Mexican group Grupo Frontera. Plus, new music from Becky G, Gaby Moreno, Esteman and more.This episode of 'Alt.Latino' was pro...
Alt.Latino's Best New Music Round-Up: Bad Bunny, Grupo Frontera, Becky G and more
This week, Anamaria Sayre and Felix Contreras round up their favorite music from the last few months, kicking things off with a surprising collab from Bad Bunny and regional Mexican group Grupo Frontera. Plus, new music from Becky G, Gaby Moreno, Esteman and more.This episode of 'Alt.Latino' was pro...
La Brega: Bonus Track — Songs for the Future of Puerto Rico 14 April 2023 00:32:06
From our friends at WNYC Studios and Futuro Studios, today we're sharing an episode from the latest season of the podcast La Brega — which traces the history of Puerto Rican music across eight transformative songs.In this special bonus episode of the show, La Brega goes behind the music with the art...
La Brega: Bonus Track — Songs for the Future of Puerto Rico
From our friends at WNYC Studios and Futuro Studios, today we're sharing an episode from the latest season of the podcast La Brega — which traces the history of Puerto Rican music across eight transformative songs.In this special bonus episode of the show, La Brega goes behind the music with the art...
Girl Ultra: On Mexico City's 'haunted' energy and why she secretly loves sad songs 12 April 2023 00:33:04
Across her evolving discography, which includes everything from R&B ballads to danceable electronic beats, Girl Ultra has solidified her approach to deep, dark songs of love and heartbreak. In this episode, Anamaria Sayre sits down with the up-and-coming Mexico City singer to talk lost loves, wh...
Girl Ultra: On Mexico City's 'haunted' energy and why she secretly loves sad songs
Across her evolving discography, which includes everything from R&B ballads to danceable electronic beats, Girl Ultra has solidified her approach to deep, dark songs of love and heartbreak. In this episode, Anamaria Sayre sits down with the up-and-coming Mexico City singer to talk lost loves, wh...
Camilo Lara: How Mexico's musical 'double agent' seeks a universal dance floor 29 March 2023 00:28:53
Anamaria Sayre sits down with world-building producer and Mexican Institute of Sound frontman Camilo Lara to talk about using his fearless intuition to help artists find their voice in the burgeoning hub of Latin music.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy...
Camilo Lara: How Mexico's musical 'double agent' seeks a universal dance floor
Anamaria Sayre sits down with world-building producer and Mexican Institute of Sound frontman Camilo Lara to talk about using his fearless intuition to help artists find their voice in the burgeoning hub of Latin music.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy...
Radio Ambulante: Getting Down 20 March 2023 00:46:11
From our friends at Radio Ambulante, today we're sharing a thought provoking episode from their latest season. Puerto Rican Patricia Velasquez has spent her whole life listening to reggaeton. It's part of her identity. But when she was questioned about the content of the songs, she began an investig...
Radio Ambulante: Getting Down
From our friends at Radio Ambulante, today we're sharing a thought provoking episode from their latest season. Puerto Rican Patricia Velasquez has spent her whole life listening to reggaeton. It's part of her identity. But when she was questioned about the content of the songs, she began an investig...
Julieta Venegas: Why the Mexican pop icon wouldn't call herself a pioneer 15 March 2023 00:27:49
Anamaria Sayre sits down with Mexican pop icon Julieta Venegas to discuss her role as a trailblazing female vocalist and mom to a daughter with impeccably cool music taste.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Julieta Venegas: Why the Mexican pop icon wouldn't call herself a pioneer
Anamaria Sayre sits down with Mexican pop icon Julieta Venegas to discuss her role as a trailblazing female vocalist and mom to a daughter with impeccably cool music taste.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Alt.Latino's Best New Music Round-Up: Karol G, Y La Bamba, The Latin Dead and more 01 March 2023 00:22:19
Our digital mailbag continues to overflow with tons of new music from every corner of the Spanish-speaking world. Yet even as we update our weekly playlists on both Spotify and Apple Music, we still have tracks that we think you need to hear. On this week's show, Anamaria Sayre and Felix Contreras r...
Alt.Latino's Best New Music Round-Up: Karol G, Y La Bamba, The Latin Dead and more
Our digital mailbag continues to overflow with tons of new music from every corner of the Spanish-speaking world. Yet even as we update our weekly playlists on both Spotify and Apple Music, we still have tracks that we think you need to hear. On this week's show, Anamaria Sayre and Felix Contreras r...
Adrian Quesada: How the U.S.-Mexico border shaped the prolific producer's fluid sound 15 February 2023 00:27:10
Anamaria Sayre and Felix Contreras sit down with prolific producer and creator Adrian Quesada to discuss his experimental approach to border-driven sonic expression.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Adrian Quesada: How the U.S.-Mexico border shaped the prolific producer's fluid sound
Anamaria Sayre and Felix Contreras sit down with prolific producer and creator Adrian Quesada to discuss his experimental approach to border-driven sonic expression.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Cimafunk: How his Afro-Cuban funk tells a bigger story about the African diaspora 01 February 2023 00:33:35
Anamaria Sayre and Felix Contreras sit down with Cimafunk to talk about how he's created his singular sound, the complex African lineage of his music and why his band is his "tribe."Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Cimafunk: How his Afro-Cuban funk tells a bigger story about the African diaspora
Anamaria Sayre and Felix Contreras sit down with Cimafunk to talk about how he's created his singular sound, the complex African lineage of his music and why his band is his "tribe."Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Reyna Tropical: How Fabi Reyna learned to listen to her revolutionary intuition 18 January 2023 00:26:50
Anamaria Sayre sits down with Fabi Reyna of Reyna Tropical to talk about the process of trusting yourself, how music saved her life and moving forward after losing her creative collaborator Sumohair.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Reyna Tropical: How Fabi Reyna learned to listen to her revolutionary intuition
Anamaria Sayre sits down with Fabi Reyna of Reyna Tropical to talk about the process of trusting yourself, how music saved her life and moving forward after losing her creative collaborator Sumohair.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Encore: The Cuban roots of rock and roll 04 January 2023 00:29:46
Can you hear the cha-cha-cha in The Rolling Stones' "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"? Or the mambo in Ray Charles' "What'd I Say"? This week, Alt.Latino revisits a classic episode from 2019 and takes a closer look at the Cuban roots of rock and roll.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastch...
Encore: The Cuban roots of rock and roll
Can you hear the cha-cha-cha in The Rolling Stones' "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"? Or the mambo in Ray Charles' "What'd I Say"? This week, Alt.Latino revisits a classic episode from 2019 and takes a closer look at the Cuban roots of rock and roll.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastch...
Encore: Selena's spark still shines 28 December 2022 00:28:57
Since her death in 1995, Selena Quintanilla-Pérez' legacy has spread far beyond her Tejano music roots. This week, Alt.Latino revisits a classic episode and explores how Selena became a powerful symbol of Latina identity.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Priva...
Encore: Selena's spark still shines
Since her death in 1995, Selena Quintanilla-Pérez' legacy has spread far beyond her Tejano music roots. This week, Alt.Latino revisits a classic episode and explores how Selena became a powerful symbol of Latina identity.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Priva...
Encore: An Alt.Latino Christmas, with Cantigas in concert 21 December 2022 00:29:23
¡Felices fiestas y'all! This week, Alt.Latino revisits a classic episode from 2014 to enjoy the music of D.C. Latino choir, Cantigas.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Encore: An Alt.Latino Christmas, with Cantigas in concert
¡Felices fiestas y'all! This week, Alt.Latino revisits a classic episode from 2014 to enjoy the music of D.C. Latino choir, Cantigas.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Alt.Latino presents our favorite music of 2022 14 December 2022 00:33:06
Anamaria Sayre sits down with Rolling Stone's Julyssa Lopez and NPR Music contributor Stefanie Fernández to talk about (some of) their favorite albums of the year.Show notes: You can help us improve Alt.Latino by taking some time to answer questions about the show. Please tell us what you like and h...
Alt.Latino presents our favorite music of 2022
Anamaria Sayre sits down with Rolling Stone's Julyssa Lopez and NPR Music contributor Stefanie Fernández to talk about (some of) their favorite albums of the year.Show notes: You can help us improve Alt.Latino by taking some time to answer questions about the show. Please tell us what you like and h...
Encore: Cumbia, the musical backbone of Latin America 07 December 2022 00:29:41
Whether you're from Ushuaia or East Los Angeles, you've likely heard cumbia blaring from a stereo. This week, Alt.Latino revisits a classic episode from 2015 and takes a closer look at the musical backbone of the Americas.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Priv...
Encore: Cumbia, the musical backbone of Latin America
Whether you're from Ushuaia or East Los Angeles, you've likely heard cumbia blaring from a stereo. This week, Alt.Latino revisits a classic episode from 2015 and takes a closer look at the musical backbone of the Americas.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Priv...
Linda Ronstadt: On getting to fully embrace her Mexican heritage in her music 30 November 2022 00:27:47
Felix Contreras and Anamaria Sayre sit down with Linda Ronstadt, who recently released her book Feels Like Home: A Song for the Sonoran Borderlands, to talk about her Mexican heritage, wanting to sing in Spanish earlier in her career and not feeling like the "quintessential American girl."Learn more...
Linda Ronstadt: On getting to fully embrace her Mexican heritage in her music
Felix Contreras and Anamaria Sayre sit down with Linda Ronstadt, who recently released her book Feels Like Home: A Song for the Sonoran Borderlands, to talk about her Mexican heritage, wanting to sing in Spanish earlier in her career and not feeling like the "quintessential American girl."Learn more...
Hermanos Gutiérrez: How their cinematic guitar music reconnected them as brothers 23 November 2022 00:29:19
Felix Contreras and Anamaria Sayre sit down with Alejandro and Estevan Gutiérrez to talk about their musical legacy, sad songs and creating strong familial bonds through music. Show notes: You can help us improve Alt.Latino by taking some time to answer questions about the show. Please tell us what ...
Hermanos Gutiérrez: How their cinematic guitar music reconnected them as brothers
Felix Contreras and Anamaria Sayre sit down with Alejandro and Estevan Gutiérrez to talk about their musical legacy, sad songs and creating strong familial bonds through music. Show notes: You can help us improve Alt.Latino by taking some time to answer questions about the show. Please tell us what ...
Silvana Estrada: On cultivating intimacy and generosity in her live performances 16 November 2022 00:32:12
Felix Contreras and Anamaria Sayre sit down with Silvana Estrada to talk about vulnerability, bringing light into her shows and the lessons her parents have given her.Show notes: You can help us improve Alt.Latino by taking some time to answer questions about the show. Please tell us what you like a...
Silvana Estrada: On cultivating intimacy and generosity in her live performances
Felix Contreras and Anamaria Sayre sit down with Silvana Estrada to talk about vulnerability, bringing light into her shows and the lessons her parents have given her.Show notes: You can help us improve Alt.Latino by taking some time to answer questions about the show. Please tell us what you like a...
Natalia Lafourcade: How making original music again helped grow her 'inner garden' 09 November 2022 00:29:24
Felix Contreras and Anamaria Sayre sit down with Natalia Lafourcade to talk about interpreting old songs, taking things slow and releasing her first album of original material in seven years.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Natalia Lafourcade: How making original music again helped grow her 'inner garden'
Felix Contreras and Anamaria Sayre sit down with Natalia Lafourcade to talk about interpreting old songs, taking things slow and releasing her first album of original material in seven years.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Canción Exploder: Ibeyi 04 November 2022 00:15:41
From our friends at Canción Exploder, we're sharing a conversation with Lisa-Kaindé and Naomi Díaz from the musical group Ibeyi. The twins discuss "Sangoma," the first song off their album Spell 31. This interview is in Spanish.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNP...
Canción Exploder: Ibeyi
From our friends at Canción Exploder, we're sharing a conversation with Lisa-Kaindé and Naomi Díaz from the musical group Ibeyi. The twins discuss "Sangoma," the first song off their album Spell 31. This interview is in Spanish.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNP...
Angélica Negrón: The genre-subverting composer on embracing all sides of her identity 02 November 2022 00:25:58
Felix Contreras and Anamaria Sayre sit down with Angélica Negrón to talk about the importance of representation, making music with plants and what inspired her to begin composing.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Angélica Negrón: The genre-subverting composer on embracing all sides of her identity
Felix Contreras and Anamaria Sayre sit down with Angélica Negrón to talk about the importance of representation, making music with plants and what inspired her to begin composing.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Carlos Santana: Why 1972's divisive, spiritual 'Caravanserai' wasn't 'career suicide' 26 October 2022 00:28:07
Felix Contreras and Anamaria Sayre sit down with Carlos Santana to talk about nurturing his spirit, growing as an artist and 50 years of Caravanserai, an iconic album he co-produced with drummer Michael Shrieve. Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Carlos Santana: Why 1972's divisive, spiritual 'Caravanserai' wasn't 'career suicide'
Felix Contreras and Anamaria Sayre sit down with Carlos Santana to talk about nurturing his spirit, growing as an artist and 50 years of Caravanserai, an iconic album he co-produced with drummer Michael Shrieve. Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Snooze: Rosario Dawson 21 October 2022 00:28:11
From our friends at the LAist Studios' podcast Snooze, host Megan Tan sits down with Rosario Dawson to discuss relationships, abuela's sage advice and the things in life that people put off.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Snooze: Rosario Dawson
From our friends at the LAist Studios' podcast Snooze, host Megan Tan sits down with Rosario Dawson to discuss relationships, abuela's sage advice and the things in life that people put off.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
iLe: How the rhythms and resilience of Puerto Rico shape her music 19 October 2022 00:34:30
Felix Contreras and Anamaria Sayre sit down with iLe to talk about salsa music, Puerto Rico's role in her art and being la bebé of the family.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
iLe: How the rhythms and resilience of Puerto Rico shape her music
Felix Contreras and Anamaria Sayre sit down with iLe to talk about salsa music, Puerto Rico's role in her art and being la bebé of the family.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Farruko: On his partying persona and religious transformation (English version) 13 October 2022 00:19:25
Felix Contreras and Anamaria Sayre sit down with Carlos Efrén Reyes Rosado to talk about creating the character of Farruko, developing a relationship with God and spreading a message of love.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Farruko: On his partying persona and religious transformation (English version)
Felix Contreras and Anamaria Sayre sit down with Carlos Efrén Reyes Rosado to talk about creating the character of Farruko, developing a relationship with God and spreading a message of love.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Farruko: On his partying persona and religious transformation (Spanish Version) 12 October 2022 00:30:13
Felix Contreras and Anamaria Sayre sit down with Carlos Efrén Reyes Rosado to talk about creating the character of Farruko, developing a relationship with God and spreading a message of love. This episode is in Spanish, please find an English translation of the conversation at NPR.org.Learn more abo...
Farruko: On his partying persona and religious transformation (Spanish Version)
Felix Contreras and Anamaria Sayre sit down with Carlos Efrén Reyes Rosado to talk about creating the character of Farruko, developing a relationship with God and spreading a message of love. This episode is in Spanish, please find an English translation of the conversation at NPR.org.Learn more abo...
Carla Morrison: How a break from music and a move to Paris led to a personal rebirth 05 October 2022 00:25:38
Felix Contreras sits down with Carla Morrison to talk about her new sound, the importance of mental health and the art of the Parisian non.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Carla Morrison: How a break from music and a move to Paris led to a personal rebirth
Felix Contreras sits down with Carla Morrison to talk about her new sound, the importance of mental health and the art of the Parisian non.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Alisa Amador: Why the Tiny Desk Contest winner almost gave up on music 28 September 2022 00:28:16
Anamaria Sayre and Felix Contreras sit down with Tiny Desk Contest winner Alisa Amador to talk about intentionality in community building, almost quitting music and finding nourishment in her art.Correction: An earlier version of this episode incorrectly said Linda Diaz won the 2021 Tiny Desk Contes...
Alisa Amador: Why the Tiny Desk Contest winner almost gave up on music
Anamaria Sayre and Felix Contreras sit down with Tiny Desk Contest winner Alisa Amador to talk about intentionality in community building, almost quitting music and finding nourishment in her art.Correction: An earlier version of this episode incorrectly said Linda Diaz won the 2021 Tiny Desk Contes...
Rosalía: How the genre-bending pop star found her confidence 21 September 2022 00:28:37
Anamaria Sayre sits down with Spanish superstar Rosalía, who just earned eight Latin Grammy nominations, to talk about her musical inspirations, divine sensuality and constant pull to transform.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Rosalía: How the genre-bending pop star found her confidence
Anamaria Sayre sits down with Spanish superstar Rosalía, who just earned eight Latin Grammy nominations, to talk about her musical inspirations, divine sensuality and constant pull to transform.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Omar Apollo: Ballet Folklórico OG, Pharrell Whisperer, and Hot Sauce Entrepreneur 14 September 2022 00:28:23
Anamaria Sayre sits down with R&B darling Omar Apollo to talk about his experiences growing up in Indiana and becoming a role model for queer Latinx kids.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Omar Apollo: Ballet Folklórico OG, Pharrell Whisperer, and Hot Sauce Entrepreneur
Anamaria Sayre sits down with R&B darling Omar Apollo to talk about his experiences growing up in Indiana and becoming a role model for queer Latinx kids.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Alt.Latino: Where we've been and what's next 12 September 2022 00:13:40
After an extended hiatus, Alt.Latino returns with longtime host Felix Contreras and new co-host Anamaria Sayre. On this reintroduction to the program, the two talk about how the landscape of Latin music and culture has changed since Alt.Latino started more than a decade ago, and what it means for th...
Alt.Latino: Where we've been and what's next
After an extended hiatus, Alt.Latino returns with longtime host Felix Contreras and new co-host Anamaria Sayre. On this reintroduction to the program, the two talk about how the landscape of Latin music and culture has changed since Alt.Latino started more than a decade ago, and what it means for th...
Reintroducing: Alt.Latino 12 September 2022 00:02:52
Longtime host Felix Contreras introduces the program's new co-host, Anamaria Sayre — and gets a blessing from her abuelita.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Reintroducing: Alt.Latino
Longtime host Felix Contreras introduces the program's new co-host, Anamaria Sayre — and gets a blessing from her abuelita.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
From the archives: flamenco, rock and songs of rebellion from Spain 03 July 2022 00:32:54
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.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adch...
From the archives: flamenco, rock and songs of rebellion from Spain
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.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adch...
From the archives: the many faces of 'Regional Mexican' 26 June 2022 00:28:30
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.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adc...
From the archives: the many faces of 'Regional Mexican'
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.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adc...
From the archives: interviews with Ibeyi, Ivy Queen and Silvina Moreno 03 April 2022 00:31:10
Alt.Latino intern Cat Sposato takes over the show to feature more stories for Women's History Month.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
From the archives: interviews with Ibeyi, Ivy Queen and Silvina Moreno
Alt.Latino intern Cat Sposato takes over the show to feature more stories for Women's History Month.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
From the archives: Latinas in punk 27 March 2022 00:28:59
The San Antonio based punk band Fea is featured in a discussion about Latinas and punk.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
From the archives: Latinas in punk
The San Antonio based punk band Fea is featured in a discussion about Latinas and punk.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
From the archives: exploring the representation of women in reggaeton 20 March 2022 00:28:59
This week we go back to the era of "Despacito" to discuss the impact of reggaeton on women and reggaetonera pioneer Ivy Queen.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
From the archives: exploring the representation of women in reggaeton
This week we go back to the era of "Despacito" to discuss the impact of reggaeton on women and reggaetonera pioneer Ivy Queen.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
From the archives: vibrant conversations with artists Daymé Arocena and iLe 13 March 2022 00:28:59
For another edition from our archives, we go back to interviews with vocalists Daymé Arocena and iLe much earlier in their careers.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
From the archives: vibrant conversations with artists Daymé Arocena and iLe
For another edition from our archives, we go back to interviews with vocalists Daymé Arocena and iLe much earlier in their careers.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Celebrating Women's History Month with three powerful Latinas 06 March 2022 00:30:29
We celebrate Women's History Month with three complex yet stylistically distinct Latina musicians: Ana Tijoux, Li Saumet and Lila Downs.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Celebrating Women's History Month with three powerful Latinas
We celebrate Women's History Month with three complex yet stylistically distinct Latina musicians: Ana Tijoux, Li Saumet and Lila Downs.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
From the archives: A deep dive into Afro-Latinx culture 27 February 2022 00:28:29
Revisiting a program from 2014 that offers an overview of Afro-Latino culture and history.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
From the archives: A deep dive into Afro-Latinx culture
Revisiting a program from 2014 that offers an overview of Afro-Latino culture and history.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Revisiting the work of two Afro-Latinx pioneers 13 February 2022 00:28:58
Celebrate Black History Month with two interviews from the Alt.Latino archive with Puerto Rican rapper Tego Calderon and Dominican vocalist Amara La Negra.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Revisiting the work of two Afro-Latinx pioneers
Celebrate Black History Month with two interviews from the Alt.Latino archive with Puerto Rican rapper Tego Calderon and Dominican vocalist Amara La Negra.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Speaking truth to power through music 30 January 2022 00:26:10
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.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Speaking truth to power through music
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.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Alt.Latino and Code Switch: What is 'Latin Music' anyway? 26 December 2021 00:35:43
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.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Alt.Latino and Code Switch: What is 'Latin Music' anyway?
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.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Looking back on the original 'West Side Story' and its impact on Nuyorican identity 19 December 2021 00:30:28
This week, Alt.Latino takes a look at how the original 1961 West Side Story impacted Puerto Ricans growing up in New York.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Looking back on the original 'West Side Story' and its impact on Nuyorican identity
This week, Alt.Latino takes a look at how the original 1961 West Side Story impacted Puerto Ricans growing up in New York.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Alt.Latino presents the best singles of 2021 12 December 2021 00:50:12
The Alt.Latino team discusses the best Latin music singles of 2021.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Alt.Latino presents the best singles of 2021
The Alt.Latino team discusses the best Latin music singles of 2021.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Alt.Latino looks back at the best albums of 2021 05 December 2021 00:42:13
The Alt.Latino team brings you a discussion of a few of our favorite album releases from 2021.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Alt.Latino looks back at the best albums of 2021
The Alt.Latino team brings you a discussion of a few of our favorite album releases from 2021.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Voices from the past in Ecuador and Venezuela 21 November 2021 00:28:59
Two new compilations capture moments long lost to time using archival recordings from the 1960s and 70s.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Voices from the past in Ecuador and Venezuela
Two new compilations capture moments long lost to time using archival recordings from the 1960s and 70s.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Honor the Departed in Our Annual Sonic Altar 31 October 2021 00:15:44
In what's become an annual Día de los Muertos tradition, we play music and personal dedications honoring the departed.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Honor the Departed in Our Annual Sonic Altar
In what's become an annual Día de los Muertos tradition, we play music and personal dedications honoring the departed.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Presenting 'It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders': Pop music's 'Latin Explosion' 24 October 2021 00:35:23
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.Learn more about sponsor message choice...
Presenting 'It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders': Pop music's 'Latin Explosion'
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.Learn more about sponsor message choice...
Alt.Latino And NPR News: Musical Profiles From Mexico, Cuba and Peru 17 October 2021 00:34:21
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.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Alt.Latino And NPR News: Musical Profiles From Mexico, Cuba and Peru
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.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Alt.Latino Unpacks the Latest Music News, Including Latin Grammy Drama 10 October 2021 00:36:11
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.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podca...
Alt.Latino Unpacks the Latest Music News, Including Latin Grammy Drama
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.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podca...
Humanity Has No Border on La Frontera 03 October 2021 00:38:26
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.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Humanity Has No Border on La Frontera
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.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
It's Lit! Latina Novelists On Living With (And Writing In) Two Languages 26 September 2021 00:38:12
Isabel Allende (The Soul of a Woman) and Sandra Cisneros (Martita, I Remember You/Martita, te recuerdo) tell Alt.Latino about the role of women in Latino cultures, and why you kill off the handsome male character by page 112.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR P...
It's Lit! Latina Novelists On Living With (And Writing In) Two Languages
Isabel Allende (The Soul of a Woman) and Sandra Cisneros (Martita, I Remember You/Martita, te recuerdo) tell Alt.Latino about the role of women in Latino cultures, and why you kill off the handsome male character by page 112.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR P...
Elvis En Español: 'This Year's Model' Reimagined 19 September 2021 00:28:17
A score of Latin artists reimagine Elvis Costello's 1978 classic album, This Year's Model, completely in Spanish.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Elvis En Español: 'This Year's Model' Reimagined
A score of Latin artists reimagine Elvis Costello's 1978 classic album, This Year's Model, completely in Spanish.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Alt. Latino's Fall Music Preview 12 September 2021 00:33:34
Our digital mail bag overflows with great new music to head into the last part of 2021. Songs heard on this episode:• Arturo O'Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble, "Dreaming in Lions"• Meridian Brothers and Conjunto Media Luna, "La Secta"• Dos Santos, "A Shot in the Dark"• ÌFÉ, "Fake Blood"• C...
Alt. Latino's Fall Music Preview
Our digital mail bag overflows with great new music to head into the last part of 2021. Songs heard on this episode:• Arturo O'Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble, "Dreaming in Lions"• Meridian Brothers and Conjunto Media Luna, "La Secta"• Dos Santos, "A Shot in the Dark"• ÌFÉ, "Fake Blood"• C...
End Of Summer Rooftop Listening Party 05 September 2021 00:29:13
What better way to end the summer than with friends, a little vino, music and former Alt.Latino co-host Jasmine Garsd?Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
End Of Summer Rooftop Listening Party
What better way to end the summer than with friends, a little vino, music and former Alt.Latino co-host Jasmine Garsd?Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Gina Chavez Picks Her 5 Favorite Tiny Desk Contest Entries 15 August 2021 00:29:31
With Tio Felix on vacation, our guest host illustrates the width and breadth of Latinx musical expression through Tiny Desk Contest submissions.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Gina Chavez Picks Her 5 Favorite Tiny Desk Contest Entries
With Tio Felix on vacation, our guest host illustrates the width and breadth of Latinx musical expression through Tiny Desk Contest submissions.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Encore: The Meteoric Rise Of Latin Urban Explained 08 August 2021 00:24:00
The story of Latin America has always been reflected through music. This week, we rerun one of our most popular episodes and talk to experts to help us understand Latin Urban's pop music dominance.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Encore: The Meteoric Rise Of Latin Urban Explained
The story of Latin America has always been reflected through music. This week, we rerun one of our most popular episodes and talk to experts to help us understand Latin Urban's pop music dominance.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
We Excavate Cuba's Rallying Cry, 'Patria Y Vida' 24 July 2021 00:35:54
The Cuban experience is synonymous with Cuban music. This week, we take a look at the uprising in Cuba and the island's history with protest music.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
We Excavate Cuba's Rallying Cry, 'Patria Y Vida'
The Cuban experience is synonymous with Cuban music. This week, we take a look at the uprising in Cuba and the island's history with protest music.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Indie Film And Latinx Reality 18 July 2021 00:33:42
To celebrate The Latino Experience film series from PBS, we chat with Latinx indie filmmakers to discuss the state of the industry, and why independent films are powerful for accurate representation.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Indie Film And Latinx Reality
To celebrate The Latino Experience film series from PBS, we chat with Latinx indie filmmakers to discuss the state of the industry, and why independent films are powerful for accurate representation.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
No Boundaries On The Island: The Music Of Puerto Rico 11 July 2021 00:34:40
Puerto Rico is an island full of sonic diversity. We take you across time, genre and musical boundaries through interviews with pop star Rauw Alejandro, vocalist Sebastian .Otero and punk rocker AJ Davila.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
No Boundaries On The Island: The Music Of Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico is an island full of sonic diversity. We take you across time, genre and musical boundaries through interviews with pop star Rauw Alejandro, vocalist Sebastian .Otero and punk rocker AJ Davila.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
The Alt.Latino Interview: Rita Moreno 04 July 2021 00:31:00
To celebrate a new documentary about her life and career, we revisit our 2018 conversation with none other than Rita Moreno.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
The Alt.Latino Interview: Rita Moreno
To celebrate a new documentary about her life and career, we revisit our 2018 conversation with none other than Rita Moreno.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Alt.Latino's Best Music of 2021 (So Far) 27 June 2021 00:29:00
As we hit the midpoint of 2021, our host Felix Contreras is joined by Alt.Latino producer Anamaria Sayre, NPR Weekend Edition producer Isabella Gomez Sarmiento, L.A. Times culture writer Suzy Exposito and Alt.Latino contributor Stefanie Fernández to discuss their favorites of the past six months.Lea...
Alt.Latino's Best Music of 2021 (So Far)
As we hit the midpoint of 2021, our host Felix Contreras is joined by Alt.Latino producer Anamaria Sayre, NPR Weekend Edition producer Isabella Gomez Sarmiento, L.A. Times culture writer Suzy Exposito and Alt.Latino contributor Stefanie Fernández to discuss their favorites of the past six months.Lea...
Resilience and Innovation: An Alt.Latino Podcast Extra En Español 22 June 2021 00:26:13
Two stories of determination, innovation and strength from different sides of the Latinx community: a father-son pair separated at the border and a musician from Cuba using blockchain tech to bring attention and support to underrepresented artists.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastcho...
Resilience and Innovation: An Alt.Latino Podcast Extra En Español
Two stories of determination, innovation and strength from different sides of the Latinx community: a father-son pair separated at the border and a musician from Cuba using blockchain tech to bring attention and support to underrepresented artists.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastcho...
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Los Lobos And Tania León Post Their W's 20 June 2021 00:44:16
We take a look at the headlines from the past week and can't help but notice Latinos and Latinos stacking up wins.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Los Lobos And Tania León Post Their W's
We take a look at the headlines from the past week and can't help but notice Latinos and Latinos stacking up wins.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
'Music As A Weapon': A Discussion About Garifuna Music 13 June 2021 00:29:10
A workshop on the eastern coast of Honduras is keeping Garifuna culture alive and accessible for young musicians.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
'Music As A Weapon': A Discussion About Garifuna Music
A workshop on the eastern coast of Honduras is keeping Garifuna culture alive and accessible for young musicians.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Loss, Love And Resilience Across Latinidad 06 June 2021 00:39:58
We're taking a step back to do a survey of what's happening across the community. We'll introduce you to an artist that maybe you don't know, hang out with some Cuban drummers, meet high school teachers on the hunt for vaccines, and give a sneak peek of next week's show.Learn more about sponsor mess...
Loss, Love And Resilience Across Latinidad
We're taking a step back to do a survey of what's happening across the community. We'll introduce you to an artist that maybe you don't know, hang out with some Cuban drummers, meet high school teachers on the hunt for vaccines, and give a sneak peek of next week's show.Learn more about sponsor mess...
Bakosó: Cuban Grooves Meet Afrobeats 30 May 2021 00:29:15
The documentary film Bakosó: Afrobeats of Cuba captures the development of a new music style in Santiago de Cuba.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Bakosó: Cuban Grooves Meet Afrobeats
The documentary film Bakosó: Afrobeats of Cuba captures the development of a new music style in Santiago de Cuba.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
You Just Can't Peg Pedrito Martinez And Rubén Blades 23 May 2021 00:38:14
We talk cultura, new tunes and what it means to step out of comfort zones with Pedrito Martinez and Rubén Blades.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
You Just Can't Peg Pedrito Martinez And Rubén Blades
We talk cultura, new tunes and what it means to step out of comfort zones with Pedrito Martinez and Rubén Blades.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Long Hair And Lowriders: Latin Rock In 1971 16 May 2021 00:15:57
We take the Alt.Latino Time Machine back 50 years to tell the story of how three albums captured a moment when music, culture and current events collided in song: WAR's All Day Music, El Chicano's Revolución and Santana's Santana III. Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adch...
Long Hair And Lowriders: Latin Rock In 1971
We take the Alt.Latino Time Machine back 50 years to tell the story of how three albums captured a moment when music, culture and current events collided in song: WAR's All Day Music, El Chicano's Revolución and Santana's Santana III. Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adch...
Not Your Abuela's Music: A Deep Dive Into Mexican Regional Music 05 May 2021 00:21:20
The music of your parents and grandparents is now part of a music industry trend that may soon overtake the popularity of reggaetón.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Not Your Abuela's Music: A Deep Dive Into Mexican Regional Music
The music of your parents and grandparents is now part of a music industry trend that may soon overtake the popularity of reggaetón.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Alt.Latino's LAMC 2021 Cheat Sheet 02 May 2021 00:35:00
Here's a little preview of six artists we're most excited to see at the virtual Latin Alternative Music Conference — most of which we've never heard before.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Alt.Latino's LAMC 2021 Cheat Sheet
Here's a little preview of six artists we're most excited to see at the virtual Latin Alternative Music Conference — most of which we've never heard before.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
New York City's Influence On Latin Music 25 April 2021 00:29:22
Ben Lapidus, scholar and Grammy-nominated musician, explains New York's central role in developing Latin music across the U.S. and Latin America.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
New York City's Influence On Latin Music
Ben Lapidus, scholar and Grammy-nominated musician, explains New York's central role in developing Latin music across the U.S. and Latin America.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Selena's Spark Still Shines 19 April 2021 00:37:50
We sat down with the director of Selena, an author, a college professor and the creator of the wildly popular Anything for Selena podcast to talk Selena's legacy. Touching on topics from maintaining her Tejano roots to what they imagine would have been her Latin Trap collab with Bad Bunny, these exp...
Selena's Spark Still Shines
We sat down with the director of Selena, an author, a college professor and the creator of the wildly popular Anything for Selena podcast to talk Selena's legacy. Touching on topics from maintaining her Tejano roots to what they imagine would have been her Latin Trap collab with Bad Bunny, these exp...
Speed Dating Through Spring's New Music 11 April 2021 00:31:25
Featuring Mon Laferte, Cuco and Juanes, Alt.Latino shares the latest songs you need to know. Follow the playlist on Apple Music and Spotify.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Speed Dating Through Spring's New Music
Featuring Mon Laferte, Cuco and Juanes, Alt.Latino shares the latest songs you need to know. Follow the playlist on Apple Music and Spotify.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
A 97-Year-Old Mexican Jazz Drummer's Latest Gig 09 April 2021 00:17:55
Tino Contreras talks about his upcoming show at the former home of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, the famous Casa Azul in Mexico City. This interview was conducted en español.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
A 97-Year-Old Mexican Jazz Drummer's Latest Gig
Tino Contreras talks about his upcoming show at the former home of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, the famous Casa Azul in Mexico City. This interview was conducted en español.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Omar Sosa Takes A Journey To East Africa 04 April 2021 00:29:15
Fans from around the world speak of Omar Sosa's gigs as spiritual experiences — the silence is just as important as the notes. The pianist's new album features field recordings of traditional musicians and instruments from East Africa.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adch...
Omar Sosa Takes A Journey To East Africa
Fans from around the world speak of Omar Sosa's gigs as spiritual experiences — the silence is just as important as the notes. The pianist's new album features field recordings of traditional musicians and instruments from East Africa.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adch...
From The 'Cosmic Barrio' To 'Despacito,' Two Latin Music Books We Love 28 March 2021 00:41:25
Latin music is part of the cultural fabric of America. Two new books from Leila Cobo and Betto Arcos show how far back that history goes.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
From The 'Cosmic Barrio' To 'Despacito,' Two Latin Music Books We Love
Latin music is part of the cultural fabric of America. Two new books from Leila Cobo and Betto Arcos show how far back that history goes.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Women Are Instrumental To Latin Music 21 March 2021 00:27:30
We dive back in time to understand the roles women have occupied in Latin music, and look forward at the artists blazing new trails — pushing progress for both female instrumentalism and the entirety of Latin music.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Pol...
Women Are Instrumental To Latin Music
We dive back in time to understand the roles women have occupied in Latin music, and look forward at the artists blazing new trails — pushing progress for both female instrumentalism and the entirety of Latin music.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Pol...
A Year Of Pandemic: Alt.Latino Remembers 14 March 2021 00:38:54
This week we present stories of the pandemic from NPR, StoryCorps and the University of Texas to remember a year of loss and hope.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
A Year Of Pandemic: Alt.Latino Remembers
This week we present stories of the pandemic from NPR, StoryCorps and the University of Texas to remember a year of loss and hope.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
The Voice And Spirit Of Bobi Céspedes 07 March 2021 00:32:14
Bobi Céspedes' spiritual presence is as joyful as her voice. On this episode, the singer shares her music and connection to her African roots.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
The Voice And Spirit Of Bobi Céspedes
Bobi Céspedes' spiritual presence is as joyful as her voice. On this episode, the singer shares her music and connection to her African roots.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Remembering Johnny Pacheco Of Fania Records 28 February 2021 00:29:51
This week's episode examines the story of the force behind a social movement. Johnny Pacheco crafted a legacy of cultural pride and stellar musicianship for Fania Records, imprinting his own genius in the minds and hearts of generations of musicians to come in the process.Learn more about sponsor me...
Remembering Johnny Pacheco Of Fania Records
This week's episode examines the story of the force behind a social movement. Johnny Pacheco crafted a legacy of cultural pride and stellar musicianship for Fania Records, imprinting his own genius in the minds and hearts of generations of musicians to come in the process.Learn more about sponsor me...
The Man Running An Entire Nation's Institute Of Sound 23 February 2021 00:31:10
Mexican Institute of Sound's Camilo Lara invites us to Distrito Federal by taking us on a tour of his past, including a party at Prince's Paisley Park.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
The Man Running An Entire Nation's Institute Of Sound
Mexican Institute of Sound's Camilo Lara invites us to Distrito Federal by taking us on a tour of his past, including a party at Prince's Paisley Park.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Now We Sob, Forever He Sings: Chick Corea Remembered 21 February 2021 00:31:20
Chick Corea's music has been such a big part of our lives. Arturo O'Farrill, Sofía Rei, Haydée Milanés, Rubén Blades and many others share what his music meant to them.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Now We Sob, Forever He Sings: Chick Corea Remembered
Chick Corea's music has been such a big part of our lives. Arturo O'Farrill, Sofía Rei, Haydée Milanés, Rubén Blades and many others share what his music meant to them.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Warm Up Your Winter With New Songs 14 February 2021 00:35:21
It's been a while, so the digital mail bag of new music has been piling up. Hear new music from Bomba Estéreo, Magos Herrera, Diamante Eléctrico and more! Songs featured on this episode: • Gustavo Cortiñas and Desafío Candente (feat. Xavier Quijas Yxayotl), "Abya Yala"• Salt Cathedral (feat. Ximena...
Warm Up Your Winter With New Songs
It's been a while, so the digital mail bag of new music has been piling up. Hear new music from Bomba Estéreo, Magos Herrera, Diamante Eléctrico and more! Songs featured on this episode: • Gustavo Cortiñas and Desafío Candente (feat. Xavier Quijas Yxayotl), "Abya Yala"• Salt Cathedral (feat. Ximena...
Gustavo Santaolalla: A True Master Of All Trades 05 February 2021 00:30:29
Gustavo Santaolalla — musician, producer, film and video game composer — embodies Duke Ellington's highest praise: "beyond category."Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Gustavo Santaolalla: A True Master Of All Trades
Gustavo Santaolalla — musician, producer, film and video game composer — embodies Duke Ellington's highest praise: "beyond category."Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Defying Cultural Expectations: Dafnis Prieto And Carlos Rafael Rivera 29 January 2021 00:35:54
The Cuban drummer and Guatemalan film composer offer deeper understandings of the creative process and how cultural influences shape their creative output.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Defying Cultural Expectations: Dafnis Prieto And Carlos Rafael Rivera
The Cuban drummer and Guatemalan film composer offer deeper understandings of the creative process and how cultural influences shape their creative output.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
After The Storm: We Look Back On The Insurrection At The Capitol 22 January 2021 00:36:40
We take a break from the music for a Latinx perspective on the events that took place at the United States Capitol on Jan. 6.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
After The Storm: We Look Back On The Insurrection At The Capitol
We take a break from the music for a Latinx perspective on the events that took place at the United States Capitol on Jan. 6.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Tiny Desk Artist Profile: Sofia Rei 15 January 2021 00:36:09
The Argentine vocalist mixes tradition and various contemporary genres in her Tiny Desk Meets globalFEST performance.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Tiny Desk Artist Profile: Sofia Rei
The Argentine vocalist mixes tradition and various contemporary genres in her Tiny Desk Meets globalFEST performance.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Alt.Latino's Favorite Songs Of 2020 18 December 2020 00:38:08
We celebrate a year of discovery with some Alt.Latino favorites as well as a ton of discoveries from throughout the year.Songs featured in this episode:• Ana Tijoux, "ANTIFA DANCE"• Alea, "Échale Sal"• Xenia Rubinos, "Who Shot Ya?"• Gaby Moreno, Shara Nova and Cantus Domus, "Try/Tratar de Transforma...
Alt.Latino's Favorite Songs Of 2020
We celebrate a year of discovery with some Alt.Latino favorites as well as a ton of discoveries from throughout the year.Songs featured in this episode:• Ana Tijoux, "ANTIFA DANCE"• Alea, "Échale Sal"• Xenia Rubinos, "Who Shot Ya?"• Gaby Moreno, Shara Nova and Cantus Domus, "Try/Tratar de Transforma...
Alt.Latino's Favorite Albums Of 2020 Gave Us Passion, Vision And Solace 11 December 2020 00:50:14
We look back on the albums that moved us this year, from Lido Pimienta's personal Miss Colombia to Bad Bunny's monumental YHLQMDLG. Albums featured in this episode:• OKAN, Espiral• Gabriel Garzón-Montano, Agüita• Sexores, Salamanca • X Alfonso, Inside • Lido Pimienta, Miss Colombia• Orquesta Faílde,...
Alt.Latino's Favorite Albums Of 2020 Gave Us Passion, Vision And Solace
We look back on the albums that moved us this year, from Lido Pimienta's personal Miss Colombia to Bad Bunny's monumental YHLQMDLG. Albums featured in this episode:• OKAN, Espiral• Gabriel Garzón-Montano, Agüita• Sexores, Salamanca • X Alfonso, Inside • Lido Pimienta, Miss Colombia• Orquesta Faílde,...
Alt.Latino Introduces You To Louder Than A Riot 04 December 2020 00:53:57
We share our space to introduce you to a new podcast, Louder Than A Riot, an in-depth look at issues around incarceration and the development of hip-hop.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Alt.Latino Introduces You To Louder Than A Riot
We share our space to introduce you to a new podcast, Louder Than A Riot, an in-depth look at issues around incarceration and the development of hip-hop.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Milestones, Immigration And Justice Music 27 November 2020 00:29:50
This week we visit with NPR's Radio Ambulante, talk about immigration issues and meet a singer with a message.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Milestones, Immigration And Justice Music
This week we visit with NPR's Radio Ambulante, talk about immigration issues and meet a singer with a message.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Alt.Latino Film Festival: Fandangos And Mockingbirds 20 November 2020 00:26:57
Two new music documentaries — featuring Linda Ronstadt and Arturo O'Farrill — tell us stories about history, identity and culture through Mexican folk music.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Alt.Latino Film Festival: Fandangos And Mockingbirds
Two new music documentaries — featuring Linda Ronstadt and Arturo O'Farrill — tell us stories about history, identity and culture through Mexican folk music.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Encore: A Conversation About The 'American Dirt' Controversy 06 November 2020 00:29:05
When does a depiction of culture, history and identity become inauthentic? And according to whom? We dig into the conversation around the novel American Dirt. This episode originally aired Jan. 31, 2020.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Encore: A Conversation About The 'American Dirt' Controversy
When does a depiction of culture, history and identity become inauthentic? And according to whom? We dig into the conversation around the novel American Dirt. This episode originally aired Jan. 31, 2020.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Latinidad In The News 23 October 2020 00:35:23
We shine a light on recent stories by NPR hosts, reporters and producers who go beyond the obvious in their coverage of Latinx communities in the U.S.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Latinidad In The News
We shine a light on recent stories by NPR hosts, reporters and producers who go beyond the obvious in their coverage of Latinx communities in the U.S.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Cumbia: The Musical Backbone Of Latin America 16 October 2020 00:46:47
Alt.Latino journeys from the tip of South America to the bodegas of New York City — all the while dancing to the beat of cumbia, the lingua franca of Latin music.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Cumbia: The Musical Backbone Of Latin America
Alt.Latino journeys from the tip of South America to the bodegas of New York City — all the while dancing to the beat of cumbia, the lingua franca of Latin music.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
We Look At The 2020 Latin Grammy Nominations 02 October 2020 00:41:49
Lido Pimienta, Gina Chavez, Natalia Lafourcade and Juanes are just a few of the Latin Grammy nominations this year. We listen to their music and throwback to our conversations with those artists.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
We Look At The 2020 Latin Grammy Nominations
Lido Pimienta, Gina Chavez, Natalia Lafourcade and Juanes are just a few of the Latin Grammy nominations this year. We listen to their music and throwback to our conversations with those artists.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
50 Years Later, Santana's 'Abraxas' Still Changes The Game 25 September 2020 00:30:22
Santana drummer Michael Shrieve and Living Colour guitarist Vernon Reid give us the view behind the drum kit and illustrate the scope of the record's influence.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
50 Years Later, Santana's 'Abraxas' Still Changes The Game
Santana drummer Michael Shrieve and Living Colour guitarist Vernon Reid give us the view behind the drum kit and illustrate the scope of the record's influence.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Latinx Monuments We'd Like To See 18 September 2020 00:28:44
Ivy Queen, Jean-Michel Basquiet and Maria from Sesame Street are just a few of the Latinx figures we think should be cast in bronze or carved on the side of a mountain.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Latinx Monuments We'd Like To See
Ivy Queen, Jean-Michel Basquiet and Maria from Sesame Street are just a few of the Latinx figures we think should be cast in bronze or carved on the side of a mountain.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Graciela Iturbide, The Artistic Soul Of Mexico 16 September 2020 00:24:29
Take a journey into the artistic sensibilities of a genuine photographic icon. This interview was conducted entirely in Spanish.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Graciela Iturbide, The Artistic Soul Of Mexico
Take a journey into the artistic sensibilities of a genuine photographic icon. This interview was conducted entirely in Spanish.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Roots Grow Outward 11 September 2020 00:54:08
Devendra Banhart and John Santos both have cultural roots in Latin America, but their music could not be more different. Hear two separate interviews with these enigmatic musiciansLearn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Roots Grow Outward
Devendra Banhart and John Santos both have cultural roots in Latin America, but their music could not be more different. Hear two separate interviews with these enigmatic musiciansLearn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
The Texicana Mamas Celebrate Tejana Culture With Wondrous Harmony 04 September 2020 00:42:37
The trio of powerful Latina vocalists is at home in mariachi, country, Americana and folk music.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
The Texicana Mamas Celebrate Tejana Culture With Wondrous Harmony
The trio of powerful Latina vocalists is at home in mariachi, country, Americana and folk music.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Gloria Estefan: 'It's All About The Drums,' This Time From Brazil 21 August 2020 00:35:50
The Cuban-American pop star indulges her love of Brazilian music and rhythms on her new album.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Gloria Estefan: 'It's All About The Drums,' This Time From Brazil
The Cuban-American pop star indulges her love of Brazilian music and rhythms on her new album.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Listen To The Lessons In LADAMA's Music 14 August 2020 00:29:31
With members spread over four countries, LADAMA elegantly blends cultures and ideas. Its new album is called Oye Mujer.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Listen To The Lessons In LADAMA's Music
With members spread over four countries, LADAMA elegantly blends cultures and ideas. Its new album is called Oye Mujer.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Alt.Latino's Summer Music Haul 07 August 2020 00:35:28
From Carlos Vives to Ana Tijoux, here's a batch of new music that meditates on identity, culture and the pandemic.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Alt.Latino's Summer Music Haul
From Carlos Vives to Ana Tijoux, here's a batch of new music that meditates on identity, culture and the pandemic.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Reclaiming Boogaloo 24 July 2020 00:33:21
The very essence of boogaloo music is about "bringing people together, creating conversation and creating community." How was it appropriated by white supremacists?Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Reclaiming Boogaloo
The very essence of boogaloo music is about "bringing people together, creating conversation and creating community." How was it appropriated by white supremacists?Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Residente's Favorite Protest Songs 17 July 2020 00:45:38
One half of the Grammy-winning group Calle 13, Residente has written his share of powerful protest songs. This week he shares his favorites by other artists.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Residente's Favorite Protest Songs
One half of the Grammy-winning group Calle 13, Residente has written his share of powerful protest songs. This week he shares his favorites by other artists.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
The Afro-Latinx Experience Is Essential To Our International Reckoning On Race 03 July 2020 00:44:53
"Blackness is heterogeneous." On this week's episode, deep conversations about the Afro Latinidad and Blackness.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
The Afro-Latinx Experience Is Essential To Our International Reckoning On Race
"Blackness is heterogeneous." On this week's episode, deep conversations about the Afro Latinidad and Blackness.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Alt.Latino's Favorites Of The Year (So Far) Reflect Our Times 26 June 2020 00:52:43
Our annual mid-year survey contains music that speaks to the current health crisis, as well as the fight for racial equality.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Alt.Latino's Favorites Of The Year (So Far) Reflect Our Times
Our annual mid-year survey contains music that speaks to the current health crisis, as well as the fight for racial equality.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Juanes Turns Inward 19 June 2020 00:27:44
Juanes reflects on lessons learned from the world-wide pandemic, how Latin music has changed in the last ten years and his love of Metallica and Bruce Springsteen.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Juanes Turns Inward
Juanes reflects on lessons learned from the world-wide pandemic, how Latin music has changed in the last ten years and his love of Metallica and Bruce Springsteen.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Rita Indiana, La Monstra, Returns With 'Black Sabbath Dembow' 17 June 2020 00:28:17
"Music is more democratic than literature." Ten years after releasing her debut album, the Dominican musician and novelist returns with Mandinga Times.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Rita Indiana, La Monstra, Returns With 'Black Sabbath Dembow'
"Music is more democratic than literature." Ten years after releasing her debut album, the Dominican musician and novelist returns with Mandinga Times.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Alt.Latino's 10th Anniversary! 15 June 2020 00:37:49
Over the past decade, Alt.Latino has covered immigration, LGBTQ concerns, fights for social justice and, of course, music. Looking back this week, we revisit our very first episode and pilot.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Alt.Latino's 10th Anniversary!
Over the past decade, Alt.Latino has covered immigration, LGBTQ concerns, fights for social justice and, of course, music. Looking back this week, we revisit our very first episode and pilot.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Lila Downs And Gina Chavez: Two Mujeres With Messages 12 June 2020 00:39:41
These conversations with Lila Downs and Gina Chavez explore identity, the power of language and listening to our ancestors for guidance.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Lila Downs And Gina Chavez: Two Mujeres With Messages
These conversations with Lila Downs and Gina Chavez explore identity, the power of language and listening to our ancestors for guidance.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
From The Alt.Latino Archives: Protest Music That Inspires And Moves 05 June 2020 00:29:51
Music gives voice to frustration and anger. On this episode, we listen to musicians demand social justice in song and action.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
From The Alt.Latino Archives: Protest Music That Inspires And Moves
Music gives voice to frustration and anger. On this episode, we listen to musicians demand social justice in song and action.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Natalia Lafourcade Searches For The Soul Of Son Jarocho 22 May 2020 00:42:23
The Mexican folk music of Veracruz is a pathway not just to her own cultural and familial roots, Natalia Lafourcade says, but also offers a balm for these times.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Natalia Lafourcade Searches For The Soul Of Son Jarocho
The Mexican folk music of Veracruz is a pathway not just to her own cultural and familial roots, Natalia Lafourcade says, but also offers a balm for these times.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
The Pandemic's Impact On The Latino Community 15 May 2020 00:41:07
This week, we host a roundtable with reporters covering the coronavirus and how infections have adversely impacted communities of color in the U.S.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
The Pandemic's Impact On The Latino Community
This week, we host a roundtable with reporters covering the coronavirus and how infections have adversely impacted communities of color in the U.S.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
How Some Indie Musicians Innovate And Improvise During Coronavirus 08 May 2020 00:29:23
From a virtual songwriting camp to studio session work, we check back with Davíd Garza, Rocio Marron and Making Movies' Enrique Chi about what they're doing to generate some income during quarantine.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
How Some Indie Musicians Innovate And Improvise During Coronavirus
From a virtual songwriting camp to studio session work, we check back with Davíd Garza, Rocio Marron and Making Movies' Enrique Chi about what they're doing to generate some income during quarantine.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
New Music For Being In And Out And About 01 May 2020 00:38:28
Hit play on new songs from Chicano Batman, Lido Pimienta and Helado Negro for your indoor and socially-distanced outdoor activities.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
New Music For Being In And Out And About
Hit play on new songs from Chicano Batman, Lido Pimienta and Helado Negro for your indoor and socially-distanced outdoor activities.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Cándido Camero, Latin Jazz Pioneer, Turns 99 24 April 2020 00:29:25
Hear an interview with the great Cuban percussionist as he remembers Havana nightlife in the 1940s and the pulsing streets of New York just after World War II.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Cándido Camero, Latin Jazz Pioneer, Turns 99
Hear an interview with the great Cuban percussionist as he remembers Havana nightlife in the 1940s and the pulsing streets of New York just after World War II.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy