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The Afro-Latinx Experience Is Essential To Our International Reckoning On Race

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Colombian vocalist Lido Pimienta released one of our favorite albums of the year so far. Daniella Murillo/Courtesy of the Artist hide caption

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Alt. Latino Reflects On The Best Music Of 2020 (So Far)

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Colombian musician Juanes turns inward in music and conversation on this week's show. Omar Cruz/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Juanes Turns Inward

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"I have found metal to be very descriptive of the horrors that we've lived in the Dominican Republic under dictatorships, [slavery]," Rita Indiana says. "Our history is a horrorosa." Noelie Quintero/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Rita Indiana, La Monstra, Returns With 'Black Sabbath Dembow'

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Alt.Latino's 10th Anniversary!

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Lila Downs and Gina Chavez join this week's Alt.Latino to talk about new music, but also the world right now. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Lila Downs And Gina Chavez: Two Mujeres With Messages

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The title track from La Mera Candelaria's album Si Reina, is among Byron Gonzalez's picks for this World Cafe guest DJ session. Matias Ponce/Stephani "La Mera" Candelaria/Courtesy of the artst hide caption

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Byron Gonzalez On World Cafe

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Marisol Hernandez and Jose "Pepe" Carlos of La Santa Cecilia. Kimberly Junod/WXPN hide caption

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La Santa Cecilia On World Cafe

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George Floyd's death by police force has sparked world-wide protest. Alt.Latino digs into it archives for an episode about protest music and its power. Ira L. Black/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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From The Alt.Latino Archives: Protest Music That Inspires And Moves

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Gaby Moreno teamed up with Flor de Toloache singer Mireya Ramos for a cover of David Bowie's "Lady Grinning Soul," which is featured in this new music roundup. Gonzalo Marroquín/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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May's Latin Music Roundup: New Songs For Emotional Release

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Chicano Batman On World Cafe

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Natalia Lafourcade celebrates Mexican son jarocho on her new album, Un Canto Para Mexico. Manuel Zuñiga/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Natalia Lafourcade Searches For The Soul Of Son Jarocho

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Undocumented workers are fighting for personal protection equipment as they perform work categorized as "essential" by the federal government. Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The Pandemic's Impact On The Latino Community

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Davíd Garza, the co-producer of Fiona Apple's Fetch the Bolt Cutters, talks about the economic challenges of the pandemic with a panel of guests. Felix Contreras/NPR hide caption

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How Some Indie Musicians Innovate And Improvise During Coronavirus

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The indie pop duo Buscabulla moved back to Puerto Rico from New York after the island was devastated by hurricanes in 2017. The experience inspired a new album and documentary, both called Regresa. Mara Corsino/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Buscabulla On 'Regresa,' A Debut Album About Returning To A Devastated Home

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Guatemala's Kathy Palma is one of the artists featured n this week's show. Courtesy of the Artist hide caption

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New Music For Being In And Out And About

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Cuban percussionist Cándido Camero turned 99 years young this month. Tom Pich/National Endowment for the Arts hide caption

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Cándido Camero, Latin Jazz Pioneer, Turns 99

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