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Latin Roots: Celebrating Thanksgiving With Flavor

Latin Roots: Celebrating Thanksgiving With Flavor

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El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico.

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Set List

  • "El Menu" by El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico
  • "Ojalá Que Llueva Café" by Juan Luis Guerra
  • "El Negro Esta Cocinando" by Los Van Van

This episode of World Cafe is a special one: Thursday's Latin Roots episode coincides with Thanksgiving. For the occasion, we invited editor Judy Cantor-Navas of Billboard magazine to play some of her favorite Latin songs about food. As she puts it, these are songs with "sabor" — flavor. In this case, the selected songs may also feature double entendres. Listeners will hear from El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico, a band celebrating its 50th anniversary, as well as tunes from other artists.

Those with larger appetites can hear an extended playlist on Spotify.


Latin Roots on World Cafe is made possible by a grant from The Wyncote Foundation.

World Cafe Playlist for November 28, 2013