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Latin Artists Represent In This Year's Tiny Desk Contest

Diana Gameros is one of the Tiny Desk Contest entrants featured on this week's <em>Alt.Latino</em>.
Diana Gameros is one of the Tiny Desk Contest entrants featured on this week's <em>Alt.Latino</em>.

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.

Enjoy.

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