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Vocalist Angelique Kidjo pays tribute to Celia Cruz on her new album, Celia. Laurent Seroussi/Courtesy of the Artist hide caption

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How Angélique Kidjo Brings Out The Africa Of Celia Cruz's Catalog

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Twanguero, Danilo Torres, and Moises Baqueiro perform onstage for NPR Alt.Latino during the 2019 SXSW Festival at Flamingo Cantina in March 2019 in Austin. Hutton Supancic/Getty Images hide caption

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Don't mistake the dreamlike quality of Empress Of's music for a lighthearted approach to reality. Her lyrics make powerful statements about identity. Fabian Guerrero/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Guest DJ: Empress Of Plays Sing-Along With Some Of Her Greatest Influences

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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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Hear Afro Celt Sound System on this edition of The Thistle & Shamrock. Mark Bennett/Riotsquad Publicity hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: World Beat

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Alih Jey was one of the artists interviewed on Alt.Latino at this year's SXSW. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Alt.Latino Food Truck Chats: Musicians Tell Their Own Stories At SXSW 2019

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Erick Alejandro Iglesias (right) of Cimafunk performs onstage at the 2019 SXSW Conference and Festival March 13, 2019 in Austin, Tx. JEALEX Photo/Getty Images hide caption

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Alt.Latino's New Music Discoveries At SXSW 2019

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Ximena Sariñana's latest album, ¿Dónde Bailarán Las Niñas?, or Where Will The Girls Dance?, is out now. Flaminguettes/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Ximena Sariñana Wants To Know: 'Where Will The Girls Dance?'

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Helado Negro is the artist name of Roberto Lange. Anna-Groth-Shive/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Guest DJ Helado Negro Explores New Album And Shares His Influences

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Venezuelan alt-rock band VINILOVERSUS' "Ultraviolenta" is featured in this week's music round-up. Kathy Boos, Nicole Lefranc, Carlos Maseda/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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