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Alt.Latino

Argentine Funk, Mexican Pop And Puerto Rican Hip-Hop

The hosts of NPR's Alt.Latino podcast stop by Weekend Edition Sunday to share some favorite new music from the Latin world.

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Rita reimagined classic Persian songs for her latest album, My Joys. Courtesy of Fistuk Artists hide caption

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Radio Tanzania archivist Bruno Nanguka stands with just a few of the 15,000 reel-to-reel tapes stored in the station's archives. Jonathan Kalan hide caption

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Illustrated by Kristiana Parn, the booklet for Rabbit Days and Dumplings contains notes about each song and its East Asian origins, written by Elena Moon Park. Kristiana Parn hide caption

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Janka Nabay And The Bubu Gang On World Cafe

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The band just released its debut album, En Yay Sah, which mixes bubu and electronic dance music.

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Pakistani pop singer Shehzad Roy (right) sings for teenage prisoners at a prison in Karachi, Pakistan, in 2008. Known originally for fluffy pop songs, Roy's music has taken a harder, more political edge, protesting injustice in Pakistan. Shakeel Adil/AP hide caption

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Las Cafeteras, from Los Angeles, have made their own version of the classic son jarocho song "La Bamba." Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Music Articles

Son Jarocho, The Sound Of Veracruz

Betto Arcos says the style of music is so vibrant because it comes from the Caribbean side of Mexico and has all the influences of that region.

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Thistle And Shamrock: Celtic Show Bands

Hear big-band style brass sections and other instrumental combinations as they create cutting edge grooves and a big bold acoustic sound.

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