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Latin Metal, Uruguayan Hip-Hop And New Ana Tijoux

Kryone injects this week's episode of <em>Alt.Latino</em> with some killer Brazilian beats.
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Kryone injects this week's episode of Alt.Latino with some killer Brazilian beats.

Felix Contreras always jokes that every time we do a show full of new music, one song in the mix has become my obsession. This week is different: I'm infatuated with single song we play. Our eclectic mix includes Brazilian beats, Latin metal and Uruguayan hip-hop, and we close the show with a brand-new song from Chilean rapper Ana Tijoux. (As well as a big announcement.)

As always, tune in and leave your comments: What songs and records have become your obsession these days?

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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.