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The band Black Pumas was recently nominated for a Grammy for best new artist, thanks in part to the support of Austin's KUTX and LA's KCRW public radio stations. Lyza Renee/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals perform at 2019 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival on April 19, 2019. .Paak's single "Make Me Better" featuring Smokey Robinson is featured on this month's Heavy Rotation. Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella hide caption

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"Because I grew up in such a strong Hispanic community, I carry that," Luz Elena Mendoza says. "I carry it whenever I go, so that's always strong." Christal Angélique/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Y La Bamba's Luz Elena Mendoza On Valuing One's Voice

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Y La Bamba On World Cafe

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It's A Trap! 7 New Songs That Will Capture You

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