Afro-Peruvian band Novalima performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Jan. 12, 2012. Doriane Raiman/NPR hide caption

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Novalima: Tiny Desk Concert

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Pistolera: Tiny Desk Concert

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Guest DJ Lila Downs: The Music That Makes Her Fierce

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The Creole Choir Of Cuba: Tiny Desk Concert

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Girl In A Coma: Tiny Desk Concert

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Listen To This Week's Alt.Latino

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Singular Jazz Drummer Paul Motian Dies

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Juanes: Tiny Desk Concert

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Girl in a Coma performs in both English and Spanish — though none of the members is fluent in the latter.

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Girl In A Coma: Rockers Tackle Their Second Language

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Latinos On TV: Laughing At Culture, Laughing With It

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