La Santa Cecilia performs a Tiny Desk Concert in November 2013. Meredith Rizzo/Meredith Rizzo/NPR hide caption

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The Arturo O'Farrill Octect performs a Tiny Desk Concert in June 2013. Hayley Bartels/Hayley Bartels/NPR hide caption

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The Buika performs a Tiny Desk Concert in June 2013. Hayley Bartels/Hayley Bartels/NPR hide caption

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Andrea Echeverri's new album, Ruiseñora, comes out August 20. Ana Zuluaga/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Steve Berrios performs with the Fort Apache Band in New York City earlier in 2013. Andrea Zapata-Girau/Courtesy of Jerry Gonzalez hide caption

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Chucho Valdés and the Afro-Cuban Messengers' new album, Border-Free, comes out July 9. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Puerto Rican singer Raquel Sofia. Courtesy of The Black Key Group hide caption

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