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Watch the emotional short film and read an interview with director Kristian Mercado. [Read More]
Four artists with roots in El Salvador discuss their art and the threat to the country's immigrant community. [Read More]
We call on some of the top Latinx music writers to help us look back at some of their top cuts of 2017. [Read More]
It was the No. 1 song in America for 16 straight weeks. As the summer of "Despacito" draws to a close, AltLatino explores the musical,... [Read More]
This essay is one in a series celebrating women whose major contributions in recording occurred before the time frame of NPR Music's list of 150... [Read More]
"The whole world is singing in Spanish," says singer Luis Fonsi. How the mainstreaming of reggaeton, the ubiquity of streaming services and some queasy culture... [Read More]
The National Council of La Raza renamed themselves this month. It's caused a rift in the U.S. Latino community. Some see it as shedding a... [Read More]
The number of teens working summer jobs is down sharply from a generation ago. But economists say don't blame today's youth for being lazy. [Read More]
On his bilingual food blog, Esteban Castillo shares traditional and fusion Mexican recipes. The blog has a stunning, minimalist aesthetic meant to challenge the way... [Read More]
The members of the all-female vinyl collecting crew connect with their family histories by scouting out Chicano soul records. [Read More]
March 8 marks International Women's Day. Alt.Latino brings in a panel of Latinx music journalists to explore contemporary feminist movements in music and culture. [Read More]
It has been a long battle for the Henriquez family to finally sit in the same D.C. courtroom as the man who allegedly ordered the... [Read More]
Janel Martinez, founder of the blog Ain't I Latina, talks about Afro-Latina identity and the power of visibility in the media and music. [Read More]
It's Black History Month, and NPR's Alt.Latino team shares some gems of Afro-Latin music, ranging from Panamanian inspired hip-hop beats to Brazilian percussion. [Read More]
Continue celebrating Black History Month with a dive into the vibrant world of Afro-Brazilian music, including hip-hop, funk, soul and jazz. [Read More]
Marvin Lemus hated the skin he was in when, as a child, he didn't see himself represented on TV or in the movies. So when... [Read More]
Hip-hop scholar Jason Nichols says hip-hop in Latin America is more than just music — it's cultural exchange. Hear a conversation and a few tracks... [Read More]
Barros is a trans black woman who leads São Paulo's Liniker E Os Caramelows, one of Brazil's most compelling soul bands. She says her mere... [Read More]
Ace Tee takes us straight back to '90s R&B with a silky voice and a video filmed under train tracks in Hamburg. [Read More]
Alt.Latino's corner of the Latin music world gets better and better every year: The music continually explodes any idea of genre restrictions and constantly surprises.... [Read More]