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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Arturo O'Farrill conducts during recording sessions in Havana last winter. David Garten/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Mexican singer Ceci Bastida. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Fans attend New York's Brasil Summerfest, which highlights Brazilian music in a wide variety of styles and genres. Eliseu Cavalcante hide caption

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Alt.Latino

An Explosion Of Music From Brasil Summerfest 2015

For those who can't get to New York City, Alt.Latino samples the festival's diverse lineup.

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Bomba Estereo's latest album is called Amanecer. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Nati Cano passed away in 2014, but his music lives on. Daniel Sheehy/Courtesy of Smithsonian Folkways hide caption

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Bardo Martinez of Chicano Batman at Ruido Fest 2015 in Chicago. Catalina Maria Johnson hide caption

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