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New Latin Artists Playing At SXSW

Le  Butcherettes singer Teri Gender Bender.
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Le Butcherettes singer Teri Gender Bender.

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A Brazilian-Indonesian funkster teams up with a London MC; a Texan Latina's social work in El Salvador shines as bright as her charango-flavored music; a bold DJ injects Colombian flavor into the veins of New York City techno. You might not know about these artists yet, but one of our favorite things on Alt.Latino is discovering musicians who are still under the radar and sharing them with our listeners.

This is why we love SXSW, a yearly festival held in Austin, Texas that shines light on up-and-coming musicians — with a growing Latin presence. SXSW has been known as a springboard for artists like Bomba Estereo, who exploded onto the mainstream after a killer performance at the festival last year. This week we listen to some of the artists we are most excited about.

In this week's show Felix also shares one of his very favorite artists, and Jasmine makes bold predictions about the future of funk.

We also want to hear from you. Are you at SXSW? Make sure to send us your pictures!


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Alt.Latino: Nuevos Artistas Latinos En SXSW

Una joven brasilera-indonesia une fuerzas con un MC londinense; una latina de Texas que ha demostrado que su música es tan bella como su activismo en El Salvador; y un atrevido DJ que hace años le esta inyectando sabor colombiano a la escena tecno en Nueva York.

Esta semana, todos ellos se encuentran en un mismo lugar, junto a otros cientos de músicos: SXSW, un festival anual en Austin, Texas. Lo encantador de SXSW, es que provee una plataforma para excelentes músicos que aun no son estrellas.

Hoy en Alt.Latino escuchamos a algunos de los artistas nuevos que mas nos gustan de SXSW este año. Además, Felix habla de uno de sus artistas favoritos que se unió al festival, y Jasmine hace una atrevida predicción sobre el futuro del funk carioca.

Como siempre, queremos escuchar lo que piensan ustedes, nuestros oyentes. ¡Si están allí en SXSW, manden fotos!

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Jasmine Garsd is an Argentine-American journalist living in New York. She is currently NPR's Criminal Justice correspondent and the host of The Last Cup. She started her career as the co-host of Alt.Latino, an NPR show about Latin music. Throughout her reporting career she's focused extensively on women's issues and immigrant communities in America. She's currently writing a book of stories about women she's met throughout her travels.