Classical guitarist Berta Rojas' new album, History of Tango, charts a new course for the popular style. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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As "The Lady In The Tutti-Frutti Hat" from The Gang's All Here, Carmen Miranda embodied the sexual, social and political complexities of fruit in Latin America. Twentieth Century Fox/Wikimedia hide caption

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Arturo O'Farrill conducts during recording sessions in Havana last winter. David Garten/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Mexican singer Ceci Bastida. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Fans attend New York's Brasil Summerfest, which highlights Brazilian music in a wide variety of styles and genres. Eliseu Cavalcante hide caption

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Alt.Latino

An Explosion Of Music From Brasil Summerfest 2015

For those who can't get to New York City, Alt.Latino samples the festival's diverse lineup.

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Bomba Estereo's latest album is called Amanecer. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Nati Cano passed away in 2014, but his music lives on. Daniel Sheehy/Courtesy of Smithsonian Folkways hide caption

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Bardo Martinez of Chicano Batman at Ruido Fest 2015 in Chicago. Catalina Maria Johnson hide caption

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Sonora Ponceña, a Puerto Rican salsa band, has been active for 50 years. They're one of the bands picked by Ernesto Lechner to showcase the music known as "progressive salsa." Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Latin Roots: Prog Rock? How About Prog Salsa?

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In the '70s, jazzy experimentation extended beyond the then-burgeoning prog-rock movement.

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A boy stands next to a police car with a picture of fugitive drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's at a checkpoint on the highway connecting Mexico City and Acapulco, in Guerrero State, Mexico. Pedro Pardo/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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