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Guest DJ Junot Diaz: 'It Takes Guts To Be Alive'

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

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Latin Roots: The 15th Latin Alternative Music Conference

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Vengo

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The Big Apple Gets A Taste Of Latin Music

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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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The Latin Alternative Music Conference Preview

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Best Latin Alternative Music Of The Year, So Far

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