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KCRW Presents: Mexican Institute Of SoundKCRW

Camilo Lara is the producer and DJ behind one of Mexico City's most unusual emerging sounds. Lara's band Mexican Institute of Sound blends traditional folk tunes with modern electronica and hip-hop beats, making it a trendsetter for a new and vibrant style of music.

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Aurelio

Aurelio weaves intricate layers of acoustic guitar to capture the feel of African and the Caribbean.

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Davíd Garza

The Austin singer-songwriter joins his stunning voice with that of touring partner Gaby Moreno.

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Making Movies

A rousing band from Kansas City, Making Movies mixes languages and eras with infectious energy.

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Raquel Sofia

Sofia has spent most of her career 20 feet from stardom as a backup singer for Juanes and Shakira.

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