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Cuba! While The Politicians Argued, The Musicians Jammed!

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Private Energy

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Tiny Desk, Huge Enthusiasm: Latin Music On Our Small Stage

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Blue Mountain

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Alt.Latino: Late-Summer Jams And A Viral Video From Bomba Estereo

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Willie Bobo: An Appreciation And A New Album

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Alt.Latino Pays Tribute To Juan Gabriel

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Rudy Van Gelder, Definitive Jazz Recording Engineer, Has Died

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Bob Weir, 'Only A River'

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Make Your Own Latin Music Scene

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The 2016 Olympic and Paralympic mascots are named for iconic Brazilian musicians: Vincius (for Vincius de Moraes) and Tom (for Antonio Carlos "Tom" Jobim), respectively. Yasuyochi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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As The Rio Olympics Get Underway, Alt.Latino Shares Its Love For Brazilian Music

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Alt.Latino Picks Cool Songs For Beating The Midsummer Heat

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