Alt.Latino

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Alt.Latino hosts Felix Contreras and Jasmine Garsd introduce listeners to the latest Latin alternative music, including diverse genres such as cumbia, Mexican garage rock, Panamanian rap, heavy metal mariachi and many more boundary-blurring sounds from around the world. In addition to music, Alt.Latino features interviews and insightful conversation about politics, literature, and Latino cultural identity.

Alt.Latino introduces listeners to new alternative Latin music, including diverse genres such as cumbia, Mexican garage rock, Panamanian rap, heavy metal mariachi and many more boundary-blurring sounds from around the world. In addition to music, Alt.Latino features interviews and insightful conversation about Latin events and culture.

Hosts Felix Contreras and Jasmine Garsd's discussion of music and culture reflects their experiences as Latino immigrants (third and first generation, respectively), and is informed by Felix's long career covering Latin music and culture for NPR, NBC and Univision. Alt.Latino listeners actively contribute to these conversations and share their thoughts on music, politics, literature and cultural identity via Facebook and Twitter.

Jasmine and Felix are also frequently heard on NPR's news programs, where they speak to millions of listeners about the latest in Latin alternative music and the experiences of Latinos in the United States and abroad vis-á-vis music.

Now offered on the radio, Alt.Latino has a dedicated and growing web audience: Tens of thousands listen to Alt.Latino on the web and via podcast every month.

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Alt.Latino introduces listeners to new alternative Latin music, including diverse genres such as cumbia, Mexican garage rock, Panamanian rap, heavy metal mariachi and many more boundary-blurring sounds from around the world. In addition to music, Alt.Latino features interviews and insightful conversation about Latin events and culture.Hosts Felix Contreras and Jasmine Garsd's discussion of music and culture reflects their experiences as Latino immigrants (third and first generation, respectively), and is informed by Felix's long career covering Latin music and culture for NPR, NBC and Univision. Alt.Latino listeners actively contribute to these conversations and share their thoughts on music, politics, literature and cultural identity via Facebook and Twitter.Jasmine and Felix are... Show full description


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Midnight In Mexico is Alfred Corchado’s reflections on his reporting from mexico for various US based newspapers, including a step by step retellin...

Bought by WART FM, WKAR, KMUN, and XRAY.fm


  • Added: Oct 16, 2014
  • Length: 28:58
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: La Dame Blanche is a Cuban rapper and jazz vocalist., Credit: Courtesy of La Dame Blanche
This week on Alt.Latino we continue our obsession with new Latin hip hop and soul-- but also take a trip into the vault and remember Graciela, the ...

Bought by WART FM, WKAR, and KMUN


  • Added: Oct 09, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Puerto Rican soul singer Calma Carmona is Jasmine Garsd's latest musical obsession., Credit: Courtesy of Calma Carmona
This week on Alt.Latino, hosts Jasmine Garsd and Felix Contreras document their latest musical passions — including amazing music from the Los Ange...

Bought by WART FM, WKAR, and KMUN


  • Added: Oct 03, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3