Alt.Latino

Saturday Evenings @ 6:30 pm / Repeats Sunday Mornings @ 12:30am
  • Hosted by , Jasmine Garsd, Felix Contreras

NPR Music's program dedicated to Latin Alternative music and rock in Spanish is hosted by Jasmine Garsd and Felix Contreras.  

Jasmine Garsd - host of Alt.Latino, Saturdays at 6:30pm / repeats Sunday at 12:30am on KRCB-FM Radio 91!

Every week, 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.  
 

Felix Contreras - host of Alt.Latino, Saturdays at 6:30pm / repeats Sundays at 12:30am on KRCB-FM Radio 91

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.