Babasónicos will perform at the Latin Alternative Music Conference this weekend. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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World Cafe

Latin Roots: The 15th Latin Alternative Music Conference WXPN-FM

Hear a show dedicated to discoveries from the annual festival, held in New York City this week.

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Junot Diaz's new book is titled This Is How You Lose Her. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Ana Tijoux performs live in Brooklyn's Prospect Park. Ryan Muir for NPR hide caption

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Alex Anwandter is one of the musicians KCRW's Raul Campos is looking forward to seeing at the Latin Alternative Music Conference in New York. Anwandter's new album, Rebeldes, came out on June 26. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Alt.Latino

The Latin Alternative Music Conference Preview

Raul Campos joins Alt.Latino from Santa Monica to highlight upcoming bands from the LAMC.

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Lido Pimienta's "A Quien Amas En Realidad Es A Mi" made our best of the year list. courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Grandma Sara Garcia holds Jasmine's mother, Marta. Courtesy of Jasmine Garsd hide caption

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