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Jorge Drexler.

Listen Latin Roots: Nueva Trova WXPN

April 10, 2014 – World Cafe's Latin Roots features a style of political music that started in Castro's Cuba. WXPN

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Ana Tijoux performs live in the KCRW studios.

Watch KCRW Presents: Ana Tijoux

April 10, 2014 – Watch the French-born Chilean musician perform the title track from her new album, Vengo.

Fans of Mexican rockabilly band Rebel Cats watch a performance during the fourth day of the Vive Latino music festival.

Listen Moshing In The Rain: Alt.Latino Takes Mexico City

April 5, 2014 – Join the show's hosts as they tackle the biggest music festival Latin America has to offer.

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Rene Perez Joglar from the Puerto Rican duo Calle 13.

Read Calle 13, On Being Loved And Hated In Latin America

April 5, 2014 – The Puerto Rican rap duo is one of the most controversial bands in Latin music today.

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Ruben Rada.

Listen Latin Roots: Rachel Faro On Candombe WXPN

March 27, 2014 – Hear the musician discuss an Afro-Uruguayan style of Latin music that often goes overlooked. WXPN

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Fans attend the second day of the Vive Latino 2013 Music Fest at the Foro Sol in Mexico City.

Read 14 Can't-Miss Bands At Vive Latino

March 27, 2014 – Watch a video playlist featuring some of Alt.Latino's favorite artists playing Vive Latino.

Grupo Fantasma.

Listen Latin Roots: Grupo Fantasma WXPN

March 13, 2014 – The Latin funk band specializes in diversity, from Colombian cumbia to a Black Sabbath tribute. WXPN

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Ana Tijoux.

Read Not in Austin? Hear Alt.Latino's SXAmericas Mix

March 11, 2014 – Listen to 10 standout tracks from Alt.Latino's SXSW DJ event.

Alejandro Escovedo.

Listen Alejandro Escovedo On World Cafe WXPN

March 10, 2014 – Today the Mexican-American singer reminisces about the role Austin played early in his career. WXPN

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Ana Tijoux's new album, Vengo, comes out March 18.

Read First Listen: Ana Tijoux, 'Vengo'

March 9, 2014 – A strong woman, Tijoux can love, fight, ask and be happy — and make amazing music in the process.

Gilberto Gil, pictured here on the cover of Luar (A Gente Precisa Ver o Luar), is one of the many artists we listen to this week to understand the concept of "saudade."

Listen Saudade: An Untranslatable, Undeniably Potent Word

February 28, 2014 – We explore the Portuguese and Galician concept of saudade, and how it plays out in music.

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Quique Domenech.

Listen Latin Roots: Jibaro Music is Puerto Rican Country Music WXPN

February 27, 2014 – Puerto Rican jibaro music hails from the countryside and is about love, work, and celebration. WXPN

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Calle 13 singer René Pérez Joglar.

Read First Listen: Calle 13, 'Multi_Viral'

February 27, 2014 – The controversial Puerto Rican rap duo returns with its most introspective album to date.

Sofia Rei performs a Tiny Desk Concert.

Watch Sofia Rei: Tiny Desk Concert

February 22, 2014 – For about 20 minutes one sunny afternoon, Rei turned a desk into a small Latin American folk club.

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