On this week’s Alt.Latino: Venezuela rock, South American disco and the sounds of the Mexican Caribbean reinterpreted Los Angeles-style.
Coffee is a cunning, baffling brew that has led political factions to battle; race is discussed through it; heartbreak has been stewed in it; and many a passionate night has been launched with a single, delicious cup of coffee.
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Unearthed and awesome: A ’70s performance by The Troka Rhythm and Sign Ensemble, led by now-California poet laureate Juan Felipe Herrera. Oh and that guy playing timbales in the blue shirt? That’s Alt.Latino’s Felix Contreras.
Alt.Latino’s Jasmine Garsd went to Puerto Rico last week as a translator for NPR’s Morning Edition, but you can’t just hit the island and not check out the local music scene, right?
Photo: Yarimir Cabán
Alt.Latino celebrates the music that rocked its world in 2012 — from a Colombian electronic journey to a Chilean rap masterpiece and a Mexican film soundtrack that left us breathless.
In honor of Los Lobos’ 40th anniversary, as well as a deluxe reissue of the Chicano rock band’s 1992 classic Kiko, members Louie Perez and Steve Berlin visit Alt.Latino to share current favorites and the music of their youth.
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