Alt.Latino (NPR)

A voyage across the world in search of the best new Rock en Espanol and Latin Alternative music releases. Co-hosts Felix Contreras and Jasmine Garsd also pay tribute to the pioneers of the genre.

Pianist Harold Lopez-Nussa Is Part Of A Long Line of 'Amazing' (6/2018)

The pianist's new album is a lesson on contemporary Cuban piano, performed with a trio with strong familial ties.

'Vida,' The Groundbreaking Cable Drama That Gets Latinx Narratives Right (6/2018)

This week, Alt.Latino talks to Vida show runner Tanya Saracho about portraying Latinx stories of queerness, family and gentefication with an eye toward nuance onscreen and representation offscreen.

J Balvin Won't Settle For Anything Less Than World Domination (5/2018)

After cracking the American pop charts last year, the Colombian reggaeton star is following the success of "Mi Gente" with his fifth album, Vibras. And he knows you're still listening.

Alt.Latino Encore: Remixing Classics, Fania Opens Its Vaults (5/2018)

This week on Alt.Latino, we discuss how and whether to remix legendary recordings — and, along the way, feature a new album of remixed salsa classics.

Guest DJ Los Texmaniacs: Conjunto Specialists With A Knack For 'Cruzando Borders' (5/2018)

The San Antonio-based band can trace its musical roots back to conjunto's beginnings in the early 1930s. The group plays guest DJ with tracks from its Spanglish-titled new album.

Queer, Punk And Latin: A Discussion About Sexual Identity (5/2018)

A panel of women take on the topic of what it takes to make in in the Latin music business while staying true to your gender identity.

Tiny Desk Contest: The Latinx Artists We Loved (5/2018)

The NPR Music staff watched almost 5,000 videos during the Tiny Desk Contest. We highlight five Latinx artists that impressed us.

Guest DJ Kali Uchis On How Astrud Gilberto And N.E.R.D. Inspired Her Debut Album (4/2018)

The Colombian-American singer recalls her favorite childhood memories tied to music and plays some of the songs that inspired her debut album Isolation.

Alt.Latino Extra: Cuco Is The Cariño Of Young Latinos Who Keep Dreaming (4/2018)

At 19, the producer and singer born Omar Banos has built a millions-strong following for his infectious dream pop — and begun testing it as a tool to help immigrant families like his own.

Alt.Latino's SXSW 2018 Preview: Amara La Negra, Balún, Bad Gyal And More (3/2018)

Some artists we can't wait to see at the annual music conference in Austin, Texas, representing a wide spectrum of styles and genres.