February 19, 2012 Luz Elena Mendoza and her band combine indie-folk and traditional Mexican music on their new album.
February 6, 2012 With a musical history that dates back to the late 18th century, the group has revitalized a long-lost culture through music performed largely a cappella and entirely in Haitian Creole. Watch The Creole Choir of Cuba mash up Cuban and Haitian cultures in this spirited set at the NPR Music offices.
December 28, 2011 The NPR Music staff presents 12 titles that range from the art of album covers to disco to Def Jam to metal to MTV. This year, our favorite music reads were mostly revealing biographies and wide-spanning analyses.
October 23, 2011 The hard-rocking trio sounds better than ever on its fourth album, which wraps the songs of singer Nina Diaz in just the right arrangements.
October 19, 2011 The Texas trio performs loud Latin alt-rock in both English and Spanish — though its members are only fluent in one of the two.
October 4, 2011 Like the best conjunto music, El Brown Recluse is all about the dance floor. But the ballroom in this case is full of cowboy boots and skinny jeans.
September 23, 2011 The crime writer picks five songs essential to characters in his D.C.-centered books or HBO's Treme.
September 14, 2011 Earlier this year, the categories for the Grammys were reorganized — affecting folk music and jazz categories hardest. Some Latin jazz musicians have filed a class-action suit to reinstate that category and to get the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences to reexamine the reorganization.