Latin Roots

Latin Roots: 'Uncommon Common Ground'

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  • "La Indita," RagaSON
  • "Codeina," Bio Ritmo

World Cafe's Latin Roots series continues with an unusual segment from Catalina Maria Johnson, who explores what she calls "uncommon common ground" — specifically, bands that consciously create hybrids from outside the boundaries of common Latin genres.

The new and exciting examples discussed here include the unexpected combination of Mexican and Indian music with a sitar player, as well as an American band that fuses jazz with salsa.



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