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Can't Fake The Funk: 11 Smooth New Latin Songs

Los Angeles based singer Irene Diaz is one of our most exciting new discoveries in this week's show.
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Los Angeles based singer Irene Diaz is one of our most exciting new discoveries in this week's show.

In the last month we've been travelling non-stop, covering music festivals from Texas to Mexico, and recording some pretty amazing Guest DJ's, including folk icon Lila Downs and actor John Leguizamo. It's been an exciting time during which we've also accumulated a stack of brand new records to share with you, and we needed to kick back, enjoy a cool beverage, and listen to some tunes. We have a mellow show today with some smooth Brazilian tunes, infectious funk, and a brand new discovery out of the Los Angeles coffee shop circuit who has us grooving in our seats.

We invite you to close your eyes, tune out the world and tune in to one of the funkiest, chillest Alt.Latino shows we've done yet.


11 Nuevas Canciones Para Cerrar Los Ojos Y Bailar Lento

En el último mes hemos estado viajando sin parar, llendo a festivales de música desde Texas a México, y grabando con invitados especiales como la icónica cantante folklórica Lila Downs y el comediante neoyorquino John Leguizamo. También en estos días de viaje hemos acumulado pilas de música nueva para compartir con ustedes, y hoy tenemos ganas de quitarnos los zapatos, abrir una bebida fría, y escuchar canciones. Esta semana tenemos un programa muy tranquilo y relajante. Vamos a escuchar unas suaves baladas brasileras, canciones de funk contagiosas, y una nueva artista de Los Angeles que nos dejó boquiabiertos.

Te invitamos a que te quites los zapatos, cierres los ojos, apagues el estrés y prendas Alt.Latino.

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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.