Sept. 14, 2022, Washington, D.C. — For the second year in a row, Tiny Desk is celebrating Latinx Heritage Month with an “El Tiny” takeover of the concert series. The all star Latinx lineup includes: Omar Apollo, Carin León, Girl Ultra, Trueno, Jessie Reyez, Susana Baca, Tokischa, Carla Morrison and Farruko.
Starting September 15th, the special series will be a mixture of six Tiny Desk concerts and three Tiny Desk (home) concerts, curated by NPR Music’s Alt.Latino co-hosts Anamaria Sayre and Felix Contreras. As part of their relaunch programming, Alt.Latino will also have new weekly episodes of the podcast, a new social media campaign, interviews with Latinx musicians and exclusive “El Tiny” merchandise.
“It’s an honor to present the best of our music on such a high profile outlet like the Tiny Desk Concerts. Many of the musicians who we have brought in from Latin America have started calling it El Tiny. So that’s what I call it!!” said Contreras
“The corazón of Tiny Desk is unmistakably universal. We’ve reached our gente all across Latin America for years now and for the second year in a row we get to honor them — juntos in celebration of musical excellence by us and for us.” said Sayre
On Monday, NPR Music celebrated its 1,oooth Tiny Desk concert with a performance from singer-songwriter Angélique Kidjo. The concert series now reaches more than 16 million monthly viewers, who collectively watch more than 50 million concerts a month.
Alt.Latino was created in 2010 to celebrate and amplify Latinx artists who weren’t part of mainstream media. Over the past decade, they have examined current events, popular music, and artist narratives to offer an intersectional lens into Latinidad and reveal a nuanced world of artistry with deep cultural significance. The series now shifts to a more conversational format in which guests and hosts will have conversations about their community. Read more about the new season and new co-host Anamaria Sayre: HERE
New episodes of Alt.Latino are available every Wednesday. Listen: HERE.
Watch Tiny Desk concerts at npr.org/tinydesk and hear Alt.Latino on Apple Podcasts, NPR.org, Spotify, or wherever podcasts are available.
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About NPR Music
For more than a decade, NPR Music’s robust music journalism has engaged millions of music fans from all genres with feature stories, live performances, cultural analysis and interviews. Projects include the Tiny Desk concert series, Turning the Tables, the podcasts All Songs Considered, Alt.Latino, and Louder Than a Riot; and Jazz Night in America. NPR Music collaborates with NPR’s news magazines, public radio Member stations and the passionate listener community to celebrate exceptional music and discover emerging artists. Visit NPRMusic.org and connect with NPR Music on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Yanius Alvarado Matos,
NPR Media Relations