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Latin Roots

Latin Roots: Essential Boleros

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The bolero originated in Cuba, but it can be found in unexpected places — including familiar songs.

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Raul Midón's lullaby "Duérmete Mi Niño" is featured on this episode of Latin Roots. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Latin Roots: Canciones De Cuna

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These well-loved Latin lullabies are frequently passed down from grandmothers to babies.

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Latin Roots: The Response To New Wave Around The Americas

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Ernesto Lechner discusses New Wave's significance for the development of rock en Español.

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Latin Roots: Essential Latin Jazz

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Producer Aaron Luis Levinson shares some of his favorite music on World Cafe's Latin music series.

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Latin Roots: The 15th Latin Alternative Music Conference

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Hear a show dedicated to discoveries from the annual festival, held in New York City this week.

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