Alt.Latino

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Alt.Latino
GenreMusic, Talk radio
Running timeApproximately 30 to 60 minutes
Country of originUnited States
Language(s)English, sometimes Spanish
SyndicatesNational Public Radio
Hosted byFelix Contreras
Jasmine Garsd
Original releaseJune 15, 2010 – present
WebsiteOfficial Website
PodcastPodcast Feed

Alt.Latino is a NPR Music's web-based program about Latin Alternative music and Latino culture, hosted by Felix Contreras. It features music as well as interviews with many of the most well-known Latino musicians, actors, film makers and writers.

Hosts[edit]

  • Felix Contreras[1][2] - He is from Mexican American family of California. Previously, Contreras was a producer and reporter for NPR's Arts Desk.He's also a part-time musician who plays Afro-Cuban percussion with various jazz and Latin bands.
  • Jasmine Garsd[2][3][4] - She is from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Since the fall of 2013, she is based in Mexico as a reporter and journalist. Then she returned to USA as of February 2015.[5]

Notable Work[edit]

Release Date Title Memo or Keywords
2010-11-04 Guest DJ: Carla Morrison Shares Her Favorites Of 2010[6] Carla Morrison
Compartir
Yo sigo aquí

Luz de piedra de luna
(rejection memory song of Felix)
2010-11-17 Alt.Latino 101: Back To The Basics[7] Josh Norek
LAMC
Matador
of Los Fabulosos Cadillacs
2010-11-21 Guest DJ: Calle 13[8] Calle 13
2011-03-02 From Colombia, With Love: Alt.Latino's Voyage Through A Musical Country[9] Music of Colombia
2011-03-09 Colombia Dreamin'[10] Music of Colombia
2011-04-07 Guest DJ Rita Indiana[11] Rita Indiana
Dominican rock
2012-05-24 Guest DJ: Ana Tijoux Talks Hip-Hop, Chilean Politics And Being Married To Jazz[12] Ana Tijoux
2012-10-25 Behind The Scenes With Cafe Tacvba[13] Café Tacvba
2012-11-29 'Hecho En Mexico': A Musical Film To Remember[14] Hecho en México[15]
(Made In Mexico)
2013-08-30 Guest DJ: Frikstailers[16] Frikstailers[17]
2013-10-03 Cumbia: The Musical Backbone Of Latin America[18] Cumbia
2013-10-24 Riding 'The Beast': Alt.Latino Interviews Salvadoran Journalist Oscar Martinez[19] Illegal immigration
2013-11-01 A Sonic Altar: Celebrating The Day Of The Dead[20] Día de los Muertos
2013-12-19 La Lupe, Queen of Latin Soul: The Original Alt.Latina[21] La Lupe
Latin soul
Music of Cuba
2013-12-24 Festivo Alt.Latino: Cafe Tacvba, Molotov And Bajofondo In Concert[22] Gustavo Santaolalla
Café Tacvba
Molotov
Bajofondo
2014-01-24 With Guitars Like Machetes: Son Jarocho 101[23] Son Jarocho
Zapateado
2014-02-06 Black, Latino And Proud: Black History Month With Alt.Latino[24] Black History Month
2014-02-13 Cradle of Black Pride: Haiti, Dominican Republic And The Music In Between[25] Hispaniola
Bachata
Merengue music
Compas
Méringue
2014-02-21 How Hip-Hop Changed Latin Music Forever[26] Bocafloja
Latin hip hop
Hip hop music
2014-02-28 Saudade: An Untranslatable, Undeniably Potent Word[27] Music of Brazil
Saudade
2014-09-04 The Man Who Made The Spanish-Speaking World Laugh[28] Cantinflas
Biopic of Cantinflas
2014-10-16 'Midnight in Mexico': The Alt.Latino Interview With Journalist Alfredo Corchado[29] Mexican Drug War
2014-11-04 In Music, Carlos Santana Seeks The Divine[30] Carlos Santana
and his memoir
2014-12-23 An Alt.Latino Christmas, With Cantigas In Concert[31] Parranda and
Ibero-American chorus songs
Pre-Columbian beat
African rhythms
Sephardic Jews and Ladino
Coral Cantigas
of Washington, D.C.
[32]
2015-01-22 Latin Symphony: How Classical Music Saved Dinorah Marquez's Life[33] Latino Arts: Strings program
of Milwaukee[34]
Arturo Márquez
José Pablo Moncayo
2015-03-05 Hear 6 Latin American Artists Who Rock In Indigenous Languages[35] Quechuan
Tz'utujil
Tzotzil
Mapudungun
Guarani
2015-04-09 Fried Neckbones With Sazón: An Ode To Latin Soul[36] Latin soul
Boogaloo
Brown-eyed soul
2015-07-16 Narcocorridos: Telling Truths, Or Glorifying An Escaped Drug Lord?[37] Narcocorrido
Banda
El Chapo Guzmán
2015-08-20 A Witness To History: Guest DJ Arturo O'Farrill[38] Arturo O'Farrill
United States–Cuban Thaw
2015-10-01 Guest DJ Rita Moreno On Fighting Back And Winning[39] Rita Moreno
2015-10-08 Twice The Fun With Guest DJ Ibeyi[40] Ibeyi
Angá Díaz
Yoruba
2015-12-03 Bagels And Bongos: The Jewish-Latin Music Connection[41] Celia Cruz's Hava Nageela
Josh Kun
2016-02-04 Sidestepper: Richard Blair's Timeless Great Idea[42] Sidestepper
2016-04-07 Music, Laughter, Honey: Dayme Arocena's Secret Recipe[43] Daymé Arocena
Yoruba
United States–Cuban Thaw
2016-04-14 Carlos Santana Breaks Down His Band's Trailblazing Sound[44] Abraxas
Santana
2016-04-22 Caetano Veloso And Gilberto Gil: Living History[45] Caetano Veloso
Gilberto Gil
Tropicália
2016-05-05 Remixing Classics: Fania Opens Its Vaults[46] Fania Records
Salsa music
EDM
2016-05-19 Alt.Latino Goes Classical: Orchestral Music From Latin America[47] classical music of Latin America
2016-08-18 'There Are No Rules': Fea Talks Latina Punk[48] punk
Girl In A Coma
Lori Barbero
Alice Bag
LGBT
2016-09-01 Alt.Latino Pays Tribute To Juan Gabriel[49] Juan Gabriel
2016-09-08 Willie Bobo: An Appreciation And A New Album[50] Willie Bobo
Boogaloo
Palladium Ballroom

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Felix Contreras:Co-host, Alt.Latino". NPR.org. 2014. Retrieved December 10, 2014.
  2. ^ a b "¡Mami! Four Latin Songs For Mother's Day". NPR.org. May 13, 2012. Retrieved December 11, 2014.
  3. ^ "Jasmine Garsd:Co-host, Alt.Latino". NPR.org. 2014. Retrieved December 10, 2014.
  4. ^ "In Argentina, An Explosion Triggers A Lifelong Lesson". NPR.org. February 15, 2015. Retrieved February 17, 2015.
  5. ^ "What's Love Got To Do With It: The Villains Of Valentine's Day". NPR.org. February 12, 2015. Retrieved February 17, 2015.
  6. ^ "Guest DJ: Carla Morrison Shares Her Favorites Of 2010". NPR.org. November 4, 2010. Retrieved December 10, 2014.
  7. ^ "Alt.Latino 101: Back To The Basics". NPR.org. November 17, 2010. Retrieved December 10, 2014.
  8. ^ "Guest DJ: Calle 13". NPR.org. November 21, 2012. Retrieved December 10, 2014.
  9. ^ "From Colombia, With Love: Alt.Latino's Voyage Through A Musical Country". NPR.org. March 2, 2011. Retrieved December 10, 2014.
  10. ^ "Colombia Dreamin'". NPR.org. March 9, 2011. Retrieved December 10, 2014.
  11. ^ "Guest DJ Rita Indiana". NPR.org. April 7, 2011. Retrieved September 17, 2016.
  12. ^ "Guest DJ: Ana Tijoux Talks Hip-Hop, Chilean Politics And Being Married To Jazz". NPR.org. May 24, 2012. Retrieved December 10, 2014.
  13. ^ "Behind The Scenes With Cafe Tacvba". NPR.org. October 25, 2012. Retrieved December 10, 2014.
  14. ^ "'Hecho En Mexico': A Musical Film To Remember". NPR.org. November 29, 2012. Retrieved December 10, 2014.
  15. ^ "Hecho en México Official Website". Archived from the original on March 31, 2015. Retrieved March 16, 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  16. ^ "Guest DJ: Frikstailers". NPR.org. August 30, 2013. Retrieved December 10, 2014.
  17. ^ Frikstailers by ZZK RECORDS
  18. ^ "The Musical Backbone Of Latin America". NPR.org. October 3, 2013. Retrieved December 10, 2014.
  19. ^ "Riding 'The Beast': Alt.Latino Interviews Salvadoran Journalist Oscar Martinez". NPR.org. October 24, 2013. Retrieved December 10, 2014.
  20. ^ "A Sonic Altar: Celebrating The Day Of The Dead". NPR.org. November 1, 2013. Retrieved December 10, 2014.
  21. ^ "La Lupe, Queen Of Latin Soul: The Original Alt.Latina". NPR.org. December 19, 2013. Retrieved December 10, 2014.
  22. ^ "Festivo Alt.Latino: Cafe Tacvba, Molotov And Bajofondo In Concert". NPR.org. December 24, 2013. Retrieved December 10, 2014.
  23. ^ "With Guitars Like Machetes: Son Jarocho 101". NPR.org. January 24, 2014. Retrieved December 10, 2014.
  24. ^ "Black, Latino And Proud: Black History Month With Alt.Latino". NPR.org. February 6, 2014. Retrieved December 10, 2014.
  25. ^ "Cradle Of Black Pride: Haiti, Dominican Republic And The Music In Between". NPR.org. February 13, 2014. Retrieved December 10, 2014.
  26. ^ "How Hip-Hop Changed Latin Music Forever". NPR.org. February 21, 2014. Retrieved December 10, 2014.
  27. ^ "Saudade: An Untranslatable, Undeniably Potent Word". NPR.org. February 28, 2014. Retrieved December 10, 2014.
  28. ^ "The Man Who Made The Spanish-Speaking World Laugh". NPR.org. September 4, 2014. Retrieved December 10, 2014.
  29. ^ "'Midnight In Mexico': The Alt.Latino Interview With Journalist Alfredo Corchado". NPR.org. October 16, 2014. Retrieved December 10, 2014.
  30. ^ "In Music, Carlos Santana Seeks The Divine". NPR.org. November 4, 2014. Retrieved December 10, 2014.
  31. ^ "An Alt.Latino Christmas, With Cantigas In Concert". NPR.org. December 23, 2014. Retrieved December 30, 2014.
  32. ^ Coral Cantigas Official Website
  33. ^ "Latin Symphony: How Classical Music Saved Dinorah Marquez's Life". NPR.org. January 22, 2015. Retrieved February 9, 2015.
  34. ^ "Latino Arts: Strings program". latinoartsinc.org. 2015. Retrieved February 9, 2015.
  35. ^ "Hear 6 Latin American Artists Who Rock In Indigenous Languages". NPR.org. March 5, 2015. Retrieved March 16, 2015.
  36. ^ "Fried Neckbones With Sazón: An Ode To Latin Soul". NPR.org. April 9, 2015. Retrieved May 6, 2015.
  37. ^ "Narcocorridos: Telling Truths, Or Glorifying An Escaped Drug Lord?". NPR.org. July 16, 2015. Retrieved July 25, 2015.
  38. ^ "A Witness To History: Guest DJ Arturo O'Farrill". NPR.org. August 20, 2015. Retrieved September 17, 2016.
  39. ^ "Guest DJ Rita Moreno On Fighting Back And Winning". NPR.org. October 1, 2015. Retrieved September 17, 2016.
  40. ^ "Twice The Fun With Guest DJ Ibeyi". NPR.org. October 8, 2015. Retrieved September 17, 2016.
  41. ^ "Bagels And Bongos: The Jewish-Latin Music Connection". NPR.org. December 3, 2015. Retrieved September 17, 2016.
  42. ^ "Sidestepper: Richard Blair's Timeless Great Idea". NPR.org. February 4, 2016. Retrieved September 17, 2016.
  43. ^ "Music, Laughter, Honey: Dayme Arocena's Secret Recipe". NPR.org. April 7, 2016. Retrieved September 17, 2016.
  44. ^ "Carlos Santana Breaks Down His Band's Trailblazing Sound". NPR.org. April 14, 2016. Retrieved September 17, 2016.
  45. ^ "Caetano Veloso And Gilberto Gil: Living History". NPR.org. April 22, 2016. Retrieved September 17, 2016.
  46. ^ "Remixing Classics: Fania Opens Its Vaults". NPR.org. April 5, 2016. Retrieved September 17, 2016.
  47. ^ "Alt.Latino Goes Classical: Orchestral Music From Latin America". NPR.org. April 19, 2016. Retrieved September 17, 2016.
  48. ^ "'There Are No Rules': Fea Talks Latina Punk". NPR.org. August 18, 2016. Retrieved September 17, 2016.
  49. ^ "Alt.Latino Pays Tribute To Juan Gabriel". NPR.org. September 1, 2016. Retrieved September 17, 2016.
  50. ^ "Willie Bobo: An Appreciation And A New Album". NPR.org. September 8, 2016. Retrieved September 17, 2016.

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