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Lila Downs' song for the Morning Edition Song Project, "Dark Eyes," honors essential workers who are often overlooked. Jennifer Pochat/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Lila Downs' New Song Is About Indigenous Workers' Invisible Labor

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Thursday

Lila Downs celebrates the chile on her new album. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Lila Downs Celebrates Mexico's Culinary And Cultural Sides With 'Al Chile'

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Juanes is one of the Latin Grammy nominees covered by AltLatino this past year. OMAR CRUZ/Courtesy of the Artist hide caption

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Before They Were Nominated: Alt.Latino As Prognosticator

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Friday

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Los Angeles' Las Cafeteras recorded a version of the classic son jarocho song "La Bamba." Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Listen To Latin Roots: Son Jarocho

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Wednesday

Chilean rapper Ana Tijoux. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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From Alt.Latino, With Love: A Valentine's Day Extravaganza

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Lila Downs says "Zapata Se Queda" was inspired by a recurring dream in which the ghost of revolutionary icon Emiliano Zapata visited her home. Ricardo Trabulsi hide caption

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Ricardo Trabulsi

New Latin American Music Picks From 'Global Village'

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Wednesday

Felix Cristiani from the Argentine group Felix Y Los Clavos. Courtesy of the artist. hide caption

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This Week's Alt.Latino

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One of Betto Arcos' favorite new tracks is "Las Transeuntes" by Uruguayan musician Jorge Drexler (above). El Universal/Getty Images hide caption

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Latin Picks From Betto Arcos Of 'Global Village'

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