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Rosalía's music, persona and visuals are gripping in a way that's distinct from your typical pop star. Daniel Sannwald hide caption

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Rosalía is unafraid to pull from every corner of the world

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Ivory — the artist's newly-released, full-length debut — finds Omar Apollo at his most experimental yet. Gustavo Garcia Villa/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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After years of early success, Omar Apollo releases full debut album 'Ivory'

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Detail of a photo of Selena fan Olivia Leak, shown holding a poster of the pop star at a memorial held in Los Angeles on April 2, 1995, two days after Selena's murder in Corpus Christi, Texas. Jeff Haynes/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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2 projects revive Selena's music for new generations

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Reggaeton icon Ivy Queen is featured in this week's show. Getty Images hide caption

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From the archives: interviews with Ibeyi, Ivy Queen and Silvina Moreno

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Daddy Yankee, a reggaeton 'leyenda,' retires

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Actress Jennifer Lopez, who plays Selena Quintanilla-Perez in the movie Selena performs with her band in one of the scenes from the movie. The biopic will premiere in theaters next month in honors of the film's 25th anniversary. RICCO TORRES/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Reggaeton pioneer Ivy Queen is featured in this week's podcast. Courtesy of the Artist hide caption

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From the archives: exploring the representation of women in reggaeton

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American singer Selena rides in a carriage during a performance at Houston's Astrodome on Feb. 26, 1995. The performance was her last before the 23-year-old's murder the following month. Arlene Richie/Getty Images hide caption

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Cuban vocalist Daymé Arocena (above) and Puerto Rican vocalist iLe are featured in this week's show. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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From the archives: vibrant conversations with artists Daymé Arocena and iLe

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Vocalists Lila Downs (pictured), Li Saumet and Ana Tijoux are featured in this week's show. Courtesy of the Artist hide caption

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Celebrating Women's History Month with three powerful Latinas

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Vocalist Betsayda Machado's Afro-Latinx culture is explored in this week's show. Courtesy of the Artist hide caption

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From the archives: A deep dive into Afro-Latinx culture

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Composer Germaine Franco attends the world premiere of Encanto at Hollywood's El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood in November 2021. Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney hide caption

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Alt.Latino host Felix Contreras interviews Amara La Negra over lunch. NPR hide caption

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Revisiting the work of two Afro-Latinx pioneers

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Residente (right) and Bad Bunny call for Puerto Rican governor Ricardo Rosselló's resignation in San Juan on July 17, 2019. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Speaking truth to power through music

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