Johnny Pacheco, seen here in 2007, died at the age of 85 on Monday.
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Pacheco was a prolific songwriter and musical arranger whose work helped fuel the careers of Celia Cruz and Ruben Blades.
February 15, 2021
Fania Records Co-Founder Johnny Pacheco Dies At 85
A variety of artists remember acclaimed composer Armando Manzanero.
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Latin artists across generations and genres revered Armando Manzanero, who died in December due to COVID-19. We asked a few of our favorite musicians to pay tribute to the acclaimed Mexican composer.
February 11, 2021
Liliana Samuet, the voice behind much of Bomba Estéreo's new release.
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Nostalgia is the undercurrent of new music released by Bomba Estéreo, Mexican Institute of Sound, Venezonix and Santa Fe Klan.
February 9, 2021
Anything for Selena weaves the life of the late Tejano singer together with that of the podcast's host, Maria Garcia.
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Ari Shapiro speaks with host Maria Garcia, whose childhood on the U.S.-Mexico border informs the show's storytelling about the late queen of Tejano music.
February 4, 2021
The Podcast 'Anything For Selena' Tells A Story Larger Than The Artist's Life
Perez's up-tempo energy brought the party on the final night on Tiny Desk Meets globalFEST.
January 24, 2021
Lila Downs' song for the
Morning Edition Song Project, "Dark Eyes," honors essential workers who are often overlooked.
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Downs speaks with Rachel Martin about "Dark Eyes," a song inspired by essential workers from Native American communities who are often overlooked.
January 20, 2021
Lila Downs' New Song Is About Indigenous Workers' Invisible Labor
Gabriel Garzón-Montano plays a Tiny Desk (home) concert.
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An eight-piece backing band, dressed almost entirely in white, helps Garzón-Montano bring the music of his latest album, January 19, 2021 Agüita, to life.
Music journalist Betto Arcos gathers his favorite reports from prolific career in
Music Stories from the Cosmic Barrio.
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In his new book, the globetrotting journalist and longtime NPR contributor collects some of his favorite reports from musicians and music communities around the world.
January 17, 2021
Betto Arcos Shares The Power Of Community In 'Music Stories From The Cosmic Barrio'
Las Cafeteras released a Spanglish cover of "Georgia On My Mind" in December as the Senate race in Georgia headed to a runoff.
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After an upsetting week in the U.S., we offer some music to cope, featuring David Bowie and Miriam Makeba, plus covers by Las Cafeteras and Los Cenzontles.
January 8, 2021
Sergio Arau (center) poses with fellow Botellita de Jerez bandmates. They were one of the most influential groups in the '80s after rock re-emerged in Mexico following 15 years of censorship and repression.
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December 25, 2020 Rompan Todo is a new Netflix six-part documentary series that explores the socio-political history of rock music in Latin America from its genesis in the 1960s to the present.