Los Angeles' Las Cafeteras recorded a version of the classic son jarocho song "La Bamba." Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Latin Roots: Son Jarocho

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Jasmine Garsd introduces a melancholy, mischievous genre from the port city of Veracruz, Mexico.

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New Latin American Music Picks From 'Global Village'

Betto Arcos shares a modern protest anthem from Chile, a re-purposed Peruvian slave song, and more new music from Latin America.

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Érase Una Vez: Storytelling Songs From Argentina, Colombia And Spain

This week's show is all about songs with amazing stories and the power of comic books and graphic novels.

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