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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.

Dom La Nena performs live on KCRW. Larry Hirshowitz/KCRW hide caption

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Favorite Sessions

Dom La Nena, 'Llegaré' (Live) KCRW-FM

Loop pedals and percussion beautifully support the Brazilian born cellist.

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Tiny Desk


Aurelio weaves intricate layers of acoustic guitar to capture the feel of African and the Caribbean.

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Tiny Desk

Davíd Garza

The Austin singer-songwriter joins his stunning voice with that of touring partner Gaby Moreno.

Susan Hale Thomas/NPR

Tiny Desk

Making Movies

A rousing band from Kansas City, Making Movies mixes languages and eras with infectious energy.

Colin Marshall/NPR

Tiny Desk

Raquel Sofia

Sofia has spent most of her career 20 feet from stardom as a backup singer for Juanes and Shakira.

AJ Davila performs at Tere's Beauty Salon in Spanish Harlem for an NPR Music Field Recordings video shoot. Mito Habe-Evans/NPR hide caption

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Field Recordings

Garage-Rocker AJ Davila Unplugs In A Hair Salon

An exciting underground music scene has sprung up in Puerto Rico, and AJ Davila is at its helm.