September 13, 2022 Washington D.C.- Beginning tomorrow, Anamaria Sayre shall be becoming a member of Felix Contreras as cohost on a newly reimagined Alt.Latino from NPR Music. They may concentrate on exploring historical past and cultural context by way of music in a conversational method, together with function tales and private experiences of Latinx artists together with Omar Apollo, Rosalía, Carla Morrison and extra.
“I’m so enthusiastic about including Ana to the Alt.Latino workforce. Doing a weekly present for 12 years could make one lose a little bit of vitality. Ana has it by the truckloads,” mentioned Contreras. “Her style in music has a touch of what her grandmother likes, however she’s additionally tremendous tuned in to what the cousins are listening to at household fiestas. I can not await the remainder of the Alt.Latino familia on the market to fulfill her!”
“Felix is a legend locally and a dearest good friend. Becoming a member of Felix as co-host of a present with such an impactful legacy is past significant for myself and my household. Studying extra about la cultura by way of the non-public tales of artists who’re actively defining it, is an unparalleled expertise. I really feel fortunate to witness the magic.” mentioned Sayre.
The weekly present shifts to a brand new format, the place Felix and Anamaria invite visitors to share tales about themselves and thru that about tradition, heritage, and struggles of the Latinx group, with music and visitors that attraction to nostalgia and cultural delight. Alt.Latino can also be launching a brand new social media marketing campaign with a brand new TikTok web page, for extra social media presence in addition to the return of “El Tiny.” This Tiny Desk takeover occasion is the second in a row, with 9 concert events as a part of NPR Music’s celebration of Latinx Heritage Month with extra particulars to come back.
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Created in 2010 by Felix Contreras and Jasmine Garsd, Alt.Latino was one in all NPRs first podcasts and radio exhibits to amplify Latinx artists that weren’t a part of mainstream media.
The Alt.Latino radio present is at present carried by 100+ Member stations throughout the nation. Over the previous decade, Alt.Latino has examined present occasions, fashionable music, and artist narratives to supply an intersectional lens into Latinidad and reveal a nuanced world of artistry with deep cultural significance. Alt.Latino‘s new mission is to usher in younger listeners who’re interested in exploring their tradition, utilizing music to dig into the tangled roots beneath them, studying about themselves and their households, and constructing a relationship with Felix Contreras and Anamaria Sayre.
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