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Down-Ballot Races At The Latin Grammys, With Alt.Latino

Silvestre Dangond and Nicky Jam perform during the 2015 Latin Grammy Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
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Silvestre Dangond and Nicky Jam perform during the 2015 Latin Grammy Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Latin Grammy awards are awarded in over 48 categories. The one that get the most recognition are, of course, the popular music categories. But I always find myself scanning way down the list to find new and fascinating sounds that I would never be exposed to otherwise. This week, Rachel Martin and I explore some of the classical, folk and and children's music up for Latin Grammys at this year's awards on Nov. 17. Hear our conversation on Weekend Edition Sunday at the audio link, and check out the music below.

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Felix Contreras is co-creator and host of Alt.Latino, NPR's pioneering program about Latin Alternative music and Latino culture. It features music as well as interviews with many of the most well-known Latinx musicians, actors, filmmakers, and writers. He has hosted and produced Alt.Latino episodes from Mexico, Colombia, Cuba, and throughout the U.S. since the show started in 2010.