Episode #1601 - ¡Tumbao! A Music Story Mixtape Antonia Cereijido/NPR/LatinoUSA hide caption

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¡Tumbao! A Music Story Mixtape

"Tumbao" roughly translates into "groove or "swing," and Latino USA presents a special New Year's show celebrating music stories with their own "tumbao:" from folk to mambo and even some opera.

Hurray for the Riff Raff: From the Bronx to the Banjo
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Cecilia Lopez: From Soap Opera to Opera
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Meet the Mamboniks: From Bagels to Bongos
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Meet the Composer Behind the Music on East Los High
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Jessica Hernandez on Life in The Tour Van
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Girls of Conjunto
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The Rise of Los Rakas
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Friday

This week we take a look at comedy – who tells the jokes, who writes the shows, how to use comedy to fix problems like the pothole on your street, and activists trying to take racial caricatures out of comedy. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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