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We Are Everywhere: Latin Alternative Music In Unlikely Places

Come along for the ride as <em>Alt.Latino</em> finds Latin Alternative music far from the usual big cities.
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Come along for the ride as Alt.Latino finds Latin Alternative music far from the usual big cities.

This week, Alt.Latino takes a musical journey across the U.S. on the hunt for Latin Alternative music in places where you wouldn't expect to find it.

It's fair to expect these musicians would reside amidst Latino populations in large urban centers. But this week, we travel with D.C. music agent Luis Ayala to discover that Latin rock, funk and hip-hop bands are popping up in other cities and towns that are experiencing major growth in the Latino populations. As these communities mature, vibrant local Latin music scenes are popping up in their wake.

So take out your maps and join us as we seek out some great new bands!

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Felix Contreras is co-creator and host of Alt.Latino, NPR's pioneering radio show and podcast celebrating Latin music and culture since 2010.