Rodrigo y Gabriela's new album, Area 52, was recorded in Havana with a full Cuban orchestra. Tina Korhonen hide caption

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Rodrigo Y Gabriela's Havana Nights

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Lila Downs says "Zapata Se Queda" was inspired by a recurring dream in which the ghost of revolutionary icon Emiliano Zapata visited her home. Ricardo Trabulsi hide caption

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New Latin American Music Picks From 'Global Village'

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Latin Roots: The Late Resurgence Of Cumbia

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Guitars from Agadez, Vol. 3: Music of Niger

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K.G. Omulo: Globally Minded Afropop

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Artists React To Mexico's Drug War With Music And Poetry

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This Week On Alt.Latino: Brazilian Lo-Fi, Mexican Pop Pleasures And More

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globalFEST 2012: A World Of Amazing Discoveries

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