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Graveola celebrates its hometown of Belo Horizonte, Brazil, in the song "Babulina's Trip." Flavia Mafra/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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DJ Betto Arcos Spins The Latest From Brazil

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Buika blends flamenco with African rhythms, jazz, blues and soul. Javi Rojo hide caption

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Flamenco Sensation Buika Embraces Her 'Animal' Voice

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The Creole Choir of Cuba's latest album, Santiman, has a satisfying flow from celebration to solemnity. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Creole Choir Of Cuba: Reviving Caribbean History In 'Santiman'

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Alt.Latino's hosts are convinced that Cuban singer Danay Suarez is a legend in the making. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Can't Stop The Beat: Three New Caribbean Artists Making Waves

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José-Luis Orozco is as much an educator as an entertainer: The singer and author is passionate about teaching children to be bilingual through music. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Jose-Luis Orozco: Capturing Kids' Attention In Two Languages

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Buika's new album, La Noche Más Larga, comes out June 4. Javi Rojo/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Buika, 'La Noche Más Larga'

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The Toronto band Kobo Town plays a mix of old-school calypso, ska and West Indian styles. Paul Wright/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Kobo Town: A Haunted 'Jukebox' Filled With Caribbean Sounds

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M R Shajarian performs a Tiny Desk Concert in March 2013. Marie McGrory/Marie McGrory/NPR hide caption

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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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A Funky-Fresh Sound From Somalia, With A Political History

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Baaba Maal On Mountain Stage

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The Miami group Tiempo Libre combines hip-hop, R&B, rock and pan-Latin sounds to create a distinctive version of Cuban party music known as timba. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Cuban Sounds Rooted In Tradition From 'Global Village'

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A Chinese and a North Korean embrace in a pledge of everlasting (political) love. From Raid on the White Tiger Regiment, 1971. Zhang Yaxin/Courtesy of the see+ Gallery, Beijing, and the Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto. hide caption

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