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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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