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Ruben Blades

Rubén Blades accepts the Best Salsa Album award on stage during the 22nd Annual Latin Grammy Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena Thursday in Las Vegas. Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Latin Recording Academy hide caption

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Pedrito Martinez and Rubén Blades continue to defy expectations with the release of their two new albums. Renee Klahr/NPR Illustration hide caption

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You Just Can't Peg Pedrito Martinez And Rubén Blades

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Angélique Kidjo's Celia is one of the best albums of the year so far. Laurent Seroussi/Courtesy of the Artist hide caption

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Alt.Latino's Best Music Of 2019 (So Far)

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Three generations of urbano hitmakers — Lanay, Daddy Yankee and Bad Bunny — join together for the "Soltera (Remix)." YouTube hide caption

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Stream The 'Revelación': Our Favorite Latin Songs This Week

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Making Movies (pictured) enlist Latin legend Ruben Blades for its upcoming album Ameri'kana. Luis Cantillo/Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Making Movies And Rubén Blades Trace Stories Of Immigrant Injustice With 'Ameri'kana'

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Making Movies (top left), Jenny and the Mexicats (right) and Miguel with Mireya Ramos (bottom left) are featured on this week's show. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Alt.Latino's Primavera Extravaganza

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Jorge Drexler accepts Song of the Year for 'Telefonia' during the 19th annual Latin Grammy Awards. Ethan Miller/Getty Images for LARAS 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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Fruta Extraña: The Story Of Fruit In Latin America, Told Through Music

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Latin Roots: The Protest Music Of South America

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Rubén Blades made his Jazz at Lincoln Center debut in New York this week. Over his right shoulder is trumpeter Wynton Marsalis. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Tango Lessons: Rubén Blades Sings His Way Into Discovery

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The Fania All-Stars in 1980. Judy Morales/Fania Records hide caption

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On Fania Records And The Music That Made It Matter

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On this week's episode, Argentina's Tremor leaves us in awe with a new single called "Huellas." Maxime Bessieres/©Maxime Bessieres/studiophoto14 hide caption

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Listen to this week's show

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Coors beer faces controversy for its use of the Puerto Rican flag on its Puerto Rican Day Parade beer cans. Allison Joyce/Getty Images hide caption

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Roundtable: Immigration, Beer And 'Devious Maids'

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Lin-Manuel Miranda performs in his Tony-winning musical, In the Heights, in 2008 in New York City. Steven Henry/Getty Images hide caption

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Blades, shown in 1970. Echoes/Getty Images hide caption

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My American Dream Sounds Like Rubén Blades

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illustration courtesy of Latin Music USA

"Las Ciudades" by Chavela Vargas

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