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Chilean rapper Ana Tijoux.
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February 13, 2013 This year, we celebrate Valentine's Day alongside some of our favorite artists. Gustavo Santaolalla, Ruben Albarran, Tego Calderon, Lila Downs, Ana Tijoux and Jorge Drexler all share their favorite love songs.
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Tego Calderon, one of Reggaeton's top artists and producers, performs for fans in New York City.
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August 9, 2012 The Puerto Rican rapper stops by to play songs from his new album, spin some records from his eclectic collection and talk about how he went from hating reggaeton to embracing it, and Puerto Rican independence.
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Reggaeton artist Tego Calderon is a favorite of hosts Jasmine Garsd and Ernesto Lechner.
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March 22, 2012 Music critic Ernesto Lechner and Alt.Latino host Jasmine Garsd spin some records they listen to when they aren't playing Latin Alternative. The mix includes classic salsa, reggaeton, prog rock, cumbia, samba and much more.
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September 3, 2008 Reggaeton is the biggest-selling genre of Latin music. Its blend of hip-hop, reggae and Latin rhythms has been criticized as simplistic, violent and misogynistic. But the Puerto Rican artist and others use the form to celebrate "blackness," something rarely heard in Latin America.
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