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Favorite Sessions

Brazilian Girls, 'The Critic' (Live)

KCRW

Watch the worldly, danceable band perform a new song, "The Critic," from its first album since 2008.

Jazz Night In America: Video Episodes And Shorts

Pedrito Martinez, Santero

WBGO and Jazz At Lincoln Center

He's a world-class Afro-Cuban percussionist, a first call of pop stars. He's also a Santería priest.

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Tiny Desk

Mariachi Flor De Toloache

While on tour with The Arcs, the powerhouse mariachi band performs live in the NPR Music offices.

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Jazz Night In America: Video Episodes And Shorts

The Guy Who Makes The Best Cowbells

WBGO and Jazz At Lincoln Center

He doesn't advertise, but Latin percussionists know: Nothing sounds like a Cali Rivera cowbell.

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Favorite Sessions

Natalia Lafourcade, 'Hasta La Raíz' (Live)

KCRW

The Mexican indie-pop singer performs "Hasta La Raíz" live in an L.A. studio.

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Tiny Desk

Gina Chavez

The Austin singer-songwriter performs with intense openness, directness and warmth.

Field Recordings

Apanhador Só: Musical Magic With A Trunkload Of Toys

In a performance of "Prédio," the Brazilian band coaxes beautiful sounds from a children's bicycle.

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Field Recordings

Fede Graña Y Los Prolijos: A Bluegrass Ditty By Way Of Uruguay

In "El Gigante," the Uruguayan band blends many sounds — including the Americana to its north.

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Tiny Desk

Diego El Cigala

The singer has been called "the Sinatra of flamenco." His expressive style draws on jazz.

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Tiny Desk

Rosa Díaz

The singer's lyrics reflect deeply felt emotions in this performance with cellist Daniel de Jesus.