As "The Lady In The Tutti-Frutti Hat" from The Gang's All Here, Carmen Miranda embodied the sexual, social and political complexities of fruit in Latin America. Twentieth Century Fox/Wikimedia hide caption

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Fruta Extraña: The Story Of Fruit In Latin America, Told Through Music

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Latin Roots: The Protest Music Of South America

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Rubén Blades made his Jazz at Lincoln Center debut in New York this week. Over his right shoulder is trumpeter Wynton Marsalis. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Tango Lessons: Rubén Blades Sings His Way Into Discovery

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On Fania Records And The Music That Made It Matter

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On this week's episode, Argentina's Tremor leaves us in awe with a new single called "Huellas." Maxime Bessieres/©Maxime Bessieres/studiophoto14 hide caption

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Argentine Digital Folk, Mexican Cumbia And A Panamanian Classic Reborn

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Coors beer faces controversy for its use of the Puerto Rican flag on its Puerto Rican Day Parade beer cans. Allison Joyce/Getty Images hide caption

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Roundtable: Immigration, Beer And 'Devious Maids'

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Lin-Manuel Miranda On Learning From Ruben Blades

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My American Dream Sounds Like Rubén Blades

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Listen to this week's show

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"Las Ciudades" by Chavela Vargas

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