Editor's note: this is an Encore presentation of Alt.Latino from March 15, 2017.
NPR Music's annual call-out for the Tiny Desk Contest always generates a lot of interest from bands wanting to perform behind Bob Boilen's famous desk. This year there were over 6,000 Contest entrants — more than ever — and many of them played Latin music.
As we do every year, we at Alt.Latino are highlighting a few of those artists — which is always a hard thing to do because there are so many great bands who send in visual expressions of their music for consideration. This list is just a sample, in no particular order, but all of these Tiny Desk Contest entries are vivid examples of the breadth of creativity in Latin music these days.
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