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Women Who Rock -- In Spanish

Madame Marie du Deffand, a French hostess and patron of the arts, once said, "Women are never stronger than when they arm themselves with their weaknesses."

We wish she could tune into this week's edition of Alt.Latino, in which we celebrate the fantastically strong, talented women who rock in Spanish. And who better to guide us through the world of Latina rock than Andrea Echeverri, lead singer of the Colombian band Aterciopelados? We gave her a call and asked her to pick her favorite women who rock, as well as women who inspire rock.

Echeverri started off with folk icon Mercedes Sosa and picked some established rock musicians, such as Juana Molina and Julieta Venegas. Then she introduced us to some amazing new alternative artists who shouldn't be missed.

Although this week's show aired three centuries too late for Madame du Deffand to listen to, it's not too late for you to listen to Echeverri's picks, and tell us who your favorite Latina rockers are, present and past.

This week's theme song is "Caribe Atomico" by Aterciopelados. To learn more about the band, visit itswebsite.

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Jasmine Garsd
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.
Felix Contreras
Felix Contreras is co-creator and co-host of Alt.Latino, NPR's pioneering radio show and podcast celebrating Latin music and culture since 2010.