Sandra Treviño | WGLT

Sandra Treviño

Sandra Treviño covers Latin alternative music, art and culture as a music journalist and DJ based in Chicago. She also hosts and produces live radio broadcasts and is the founder of Enchufate.com, a Latin alternative website and is a contributor to World Cafe Latin Roots.

With the first month of 2020 in the books, we're excited to share a fresh spectrum of sonidos alternativos from all over Latin and South America, released early in the year as an invigorating jumpstart to 2020. These new songs and their visuals are especially exceptional, going beyond the mainstream milieu and immersing further in a traditional past for evolutionary inspiration. These are unique perspectives flourishing into rich musical storytelling.

In this playlist of our 2019 Alternative Latin music favorites, you'll notice there isn't a particular sound defining the realm of the genre. The common denominator here is that these artists decided to be sonically bold. It was a magically abundant year of outstanding music from musicians that delivered complex beats, striking socio-political anthems and imaginative takes on traditional Latin sounds.