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Brownout

The Austin, Texas band brought old-school R&B horns, bongos and deep grooves to the Tiny Desk.

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Spanglish Fly

Spanglish Fly is one of the pioneers of the boogaloo revival scene happening on the East Coast. For about sixteen minutes, they turned the NPR Music offices into the hottest Latin dance club in D.C.

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Balún

It's impossible to not be drawn in by the visual specter of Balún as the band mixes traditional instruments and electronics, set against a rich tapestry of voices.

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Take Three: Three Different Styles of Jazz Vocalists

WBGO and Jazz At Lincoln Center

Jazz Night in America offers a three-artist sampler of vocalists. Get introduced to the gospel roots of Quiana Lynell, the salsa stylings of Jeremy Bosch and the harmonizing trio Duchess.

Take Three: Three Different Styles of Jazz Vocalists

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Rio Mira

Rio Mira's music celebrates life along the river that separates Ecuador and Colombia: soft breezes, loving friends, the embrace of Africa and lots of festejando!

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Y La Bamba

Y La Bamba returns for its second Tiny Desk performance with a revised musical vision.

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iLe

The Calle 13 veteran, fresh off her appearance at demonstrations in Puerto Rico, performs three songs that rage with revolutionary intensity.

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Watch Helado Negro Perform 'Pais Nublado' Live In The Studio

KCRW

Helado Negro seamlessly mixes psych-pop and Latin folk, bouncing between English and Spanish on his excellent album This Is How You Smile. Watch a highlight from his recent MBE session "Pais Nublado."

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LADAMA

The group unites sounds from Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela, with a dash of New York City thrown in.

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Andrea Cruz

The singer from Puerto Rico is part of a movement on the island that emphasizes largely acoustic instruments and a folk-based approach to interpreting life before and after the hurricane of 2017.