7:26am

Thu December 20, 2012
Arts & Culture

Christmas Eve: Festivo Alt.Latino

At 7pm on Christmas Eve, join Festivo Alt.Latino for a holiday travelogue through the eyes and ears of four Latin Alternative musicians who put aside their contemporary sounds and go back to their musical and cultural roots.

NPR Music's Alt.Latino hosts Felix Contreras and Jasmine Garsd take us on a Latin American musical tour.  Latin Alternative music is at its core a cultural hybrid of tradition mixed with genres like hip hop, rock, punk and electronic dance music.  Latin American holiday traditions often reflect both indigenous and European roots with distinct characteristics that are often only similar in the language used.