Alt.Latino's best new music round-up: Wyatt Flores, Danny Ocean and Grupo Frontera
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by NPR
1w ago
Ana and Felix collect their favorite recent releases from the past few months, including new material from the breakout regional band Grupo Frontera, a country/Latin cross-over in the music of Wyatt Flores, a new song from groundbreaking rapper Mala Rodriguez and more. Songs featured in this episode: •Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66, "Mas Que Nada" •Luis Muñoz, "Crescent Moon" •Mala Rodriguez, "Casi Nada [Explicit]" •Alih Jay, "Bang Bang (Mi Baby Me Mató)" •Cher, "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)" •Grupo Frontera, "Me Hizo Un Favor" •Wyatt Flores, "Half Life" •Danny Ocean, "Cero Condiciones ..read more
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Alt.Latino's favorite Tiny Desk Contest entries
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by NPR
3w ago
It's the 10th annual Tiny Desk contest and there's been a strong showing of Latin artists behind desks across the United States and Puerto Rico. Felix and Ana sifted through all the entries and pulled their favorites from artists with roots all across the Americas. And if one of them ends up winning, you can thank us for the introduction. Songs featured in this episode: •Cathia, "Taza de Café" •Manu Manzo, "Celos" •Mireya Ramos and the Poor Choices, "Quiero Volver" •Flaco el Jandro, "Lluvia Pesada" •Los Quinceañeros, "Guero" •La Doña, "Loser Girl" •Alejandro Aranda, "Pieces" Audio for this ..read more
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Alt.Latino's best new music round-up: Angélica Garcia, Young Miko and The Mavericks
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by NPR
1M ago
Anamaria Sayre and Felix Contreras round up their favorite new music, from Puerto Rican rapper Young Miko's boundary-pushing new music, to Alejandro Escovedo's genre-bending rock and Angelica Garcia's electro-cumbia. Songs featured in this episode: • Young Miko, "Tamagotchi" • The Mavericks, "Moon & Stars (with Sierra Ferrell)" • Angélica Garcia, "Juanita" • Alejandro Escovedo, "Castañuelas" • Nella, Yendry, "Veinte Años" • Sheila E., "Bemba Colorá (ft. Gloria Estefan and Mimy Succar)" Audio for this episode of Alt.Latino was edited and mixed by Joaquin Cotler. Hazel Cills is the podcast ..read more
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Tracing the history of Latino artists making country music
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by NPR
1M ago
The release of Beyoncés Cowboy Carter has sparked a national conversation about who gets to sing country music and the complex roots of the genre. Which got Alt.Latino thinking — what about the Latinos in country? This week, Anamaria Sayre and Felix Contreras travel to Austin, Texas to speak with AmeriChicana musician Carrie Rodriguez about the difference between violin and fiddle, strings and "strangs," and who gets to play country music. Songs featured: •Carin Leon, Leon Bridges: "It Was Always You (Siempre Fuiste Tu)" •Cuco Sanchez: "La Cama de Piedra" •Merle Haggard: "Big City" •Bob Will ..read more
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What do we really want from Shakira?
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by NPR
1M ago
Shakira just released her first album in seven years, Las Mujeres Ya No Lloran, and most listeners and critics have high praise. But this episode of Alt.Latino puts the record to the test. Felix Contreras, Anamaria Sayre and NPR's Isabella Gomez Sarmiento talk about what makes a Shakira record a Shakira record, how pop artists reinvent themselves and loving your favorite artists even if you don't always love their music. Songs featured in this episode: •Shakira: "Puntería" •Shakira: "La Fuerte" •Shakira: "Obtener un Si" •Shakira: "El Jefe" •Paul Simon: "You Can Call Me Al" •Shakira: "Cómo D ..read more
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Alt.Latino's best new music round-up: Elsa y Elmar, Julieta Eugenio, Esteman and more
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by NPR
2M ago
The weather's heating up and so are the music releases. The hosts of Alt.Latino share their most quintessentially them picks, with Latin jazz across the board from Felix and indie pop-rock bops from Ana. The two sit down to ping-pong favorite picks back and forth from different parts of the country — plus, Felix puts Ana's picks to an impromptu test. Featured tracks: Lara Project, "Extraños" Julieta Eugenio, "Breath I" Esteman, Villano Antillano, "Noches de Verano" Rodrigo Recabarren, Pablo Menares, Yago Vazquez, "Santiago" Elsa y Elmar, "entre las piernas" Hurray for the Riff Raff, "Hawkmo ..read more
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A deep dive into Cuba's rich musical history, reported from Havana
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by NPR
2M ago
Is it really a good idea to take a vacation with your coworkers? If you're part of the Alt.Latino team, it is. Last month Alt.Latino co-host Anamaria Sayre decided to join Felix Contreras on a planned trip to attend the 39th annual Havana Jazz Festival, an international event that attracts fans of both Cuban music and jazz from around the world. Spread out among several historic venues around the Cuban capital city, the team spent eight days taking in the sights and sounds of one of the oldest cities in Latin America. Hours before they returned home, Felix and Ana recorded this episode reflect ..read more
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Alt.Latino's best new music round-up: Residente, La Yegros and El Cuarteto de Nos
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by NPR
3M ago
As the chill remains in the air for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere and the heat of summer warms up the South, we take time to listen to new music from both parts of the world. Felix Contreras and Anamaria Sayre round up their favorite new music, including Southern Cone rock and cumbia, atmospheric vocals from the U.S. and even some delicate yet emotionally powerful music from the Catalan region of Spain. Audio for this episode of Alt.Latino was edited and mixed by Joaquin Cotler. Hazel Cills is the podcast editor and digital editor for Alt.Latino and our project manager is Grace Chun ..read more
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Ana Tijoux: On why it took 10 years to release her new album 'Vida'
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by NPR
4M ago
Vocalist Ana Tijoux has been a frequent guest on Alt.Latino. That's because ever since her US debut, 1977, was released in 2010, Tijoux had been at the forefront of Latin music that celebrates creative innovation, themes of social justice and fierce independence. In this week's episode the Chilean musician talks to Felix Contreras and Anamaria Sayre about why that spirit of innovation has been more or less silent for the last 10 years, and how her new album, Vida, is not only a chance to catch up, but also a deeply moving look back. Audio for this episode of Alt.Latino was edited and mixed by ..read more
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Alt.Latino's best new music roundup: Helado Negro, Gaby Moreno and Ana Tijoux
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by NPR
4M ago
In the earliest days of the show, Alt.Latino's mailbox was usually piled high with CDs of new music from both emerging and well-known artists. Now, Felix Contreras and Anamaria Sayre's email and social media accounts continue to open up new musical worlds at Alt.Latino and — in turn — all of you. The show starts 2024 with some great tracks from names you may know and a couple of bands that Felix and Ana think deserve wider recognition. Audio for this episode of Alt.Latino was edited and mixed by Joaquin Cotler, with production support from Suraya Mohamed. Hazel Cills is the podcast editor an ..read more
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