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Discover Latin Musicians From The 2016 Tiny Desk Contest

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Discover Latin Musicians From The 2016 Tiny Desk Contest

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Discover Latin Musicians From The 2016 Tiny Desk Contest

Discover Latin Musicians From The 2016 Tiny Desk Contest

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Musician Diana Gameros, in a scene from her video for "Bajo El Sol (De Tu Verdad)." Cristina Isabel Rivera/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Musician Diana Gameros, in a scene from her video for "Bajo El Sol (De Tu Verdad)."

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NPR Music just completed the second annual Tiny Desk Contest, in which unsigned bands from across the U.S. submit videos in hopes of being selected to perform behind Bob Boilen's famous desk.

This year, more than 6,000 videos came in, reflecting a breadth and depth of creativity that is truly staggering. You can browse all of the eligible entries here, or filter to see the bands that self-identified as Latin music.

From those thousands of entries, we selected 10 artists that we really liked, or that we felt represent some of the incredible stylistic diversity within the Latino music community here in the U.S.

Again, these 10 are not necessarily "better" than those we didn't select. They are a curated representation of the different ways inspiration can strike folks and make them pick up instruments or open their mouths to sing. We hope you like what you see and hear.

Watch The Videos

  • Nosotros, 'Aqui Y Alla'

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  • Cecilia And The Broken Hearts, 'Los Marcianos'

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  • Elsa Y Elmar, 'Planeando El Tiempo'

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  • Maria Jose Montijo, 'Glaciar'

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  • La Misa Negra, 'Sancocho'

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  • LoCura, 'Amarantos'

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  • Cuñao, 'Lluvia'

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  • Vic And The Crux, 'Lights Out'

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  • Felisa, 'Andar Sin Voz'

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  • Diana Gameros, 'Bajo El Sol (De Tu Verdad)'

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