Alt.Latino

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Alt.Latino
Genre Music, Talk radio
Running time Approximately 30 to 60 minutes
Country of origin United States
Language(s) English, sometimes Spanish
Syndicates National Public Radio
Hosted by Felix Contreras
Jasmine Garsd
Original release June 15, 2010 – present
Website Official Website
Podcast Podcast Feed

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

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