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Orquesta Akokán

Clockwise from upper left: Orquesta Akokán, Dakh Daughters, Combo Chimbita, Debashish Bhattacharya, Gato Preto Bob Boilen/for NPR Music hide caption

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No Translations Needed At globalFEST 2019

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Vocalist Rosalia earned the Alt.Latino critics' top spot in 2018. Courtesy of the Artist hide caption

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Alt.Latino's Best Music of 2018

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The members of Orquesta Akokán hail from both Cuba and the U.S., assembled by vocalist and composer José "Pepito" Gómez. They recorded their debut album live to tape in just three days. Adrien H. Tillmann/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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As Cuba Changes, Orquesta Akokán Revives The Golden Age Of Mambo

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Hayley Kiyoko's debut album Expectations is out now on Atlantic. Amanda Charchian/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: March 30

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