Tonight (July 13), NPR Music’s Alt.Latino will broadcast a live concert featuring Puerto Rican hip-hop duo Calle 13 and Chilean MC Ana Tijoux. Part of a Latin Alternative Music Conference showcase for the Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival, the live stream of the performances will be hosted by Alt.Latino’s Felix Conteras and Jasmine Garsd, along with KEXP Seattle’s Chilly and KCRW Los Angeles’ Raul Campos. Music fans worldwide can listen to the show at NPR Music and through the NPR Music mobile apps, beginning at 8PM (ET): http://www.npr.org/event/music/156389689/calle-13-in-concert
“I can’t think of two more relevant artists to Latin Alternative music than Tijoux and Calle 13,” says Garsd. “They’ve both reached a point of artistic maturity that defies categorization.”
The broadcast is part of a partnership between BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn and NPR Music to bring Celebrate Brooklyn! concerts from New York City’s Prospect Park to everyone, everywhere. Additionally, the set from the opening act Ritmo Machine will also be recorded and made available for later listening – as will all of the shows in the series – at NPR Music.
Alt.Latino is NPR Music’s web-based program dedicated to Latin Alternative music and rock in Spanish. Through the show’s blog and weekly podcasts, hosts Jasmine Garsd and Felix Contreras explore the ever-evolving world of Latin Alternative music, examine the genre’s role in American and Latin culture and connect listeners with influential Latin singers, athletes, actors and more. NPR Music celebrates great music in every genre and is an industry leader in music discovery. The Emmy Award-winning free, multimedia website at http://www.npr.org/music offers new features daily and an extensive archive, in collaboration with NPR’s newsmagazines, public radio Member stations and the passionate NPR community.
LISTEN AT NPR.ORG/MUSIC, JULY 13, 8PM (ET)