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Johnny Pacheco was the soul of Fania Records. Photo Illustration by Renee Klahr / NPR / Getty Images hide caption

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Mexican Institute of Sound's Camilo Lara discusses his new album, Distrito Federal. Andres Navarro/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Man Running An Entire Nation's Institute Of Sound

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Chick Corea, prolific musician and composer, is remembered and celebrated. Chick Corea Productions/Courtesy of Chart Room Media hide caption

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Now We Sob, Forever He Sings: Chick Corea Remembered

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Magos Herrera's new release La Creación de las Aves is featured on this week's episode. Adrien Tillman/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Warm Up Your Winter With New Songs

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Gustavo Santaolalla discusses wide array of musical pursuits. Betsy Meza Moreno/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Gustavo Santaolalla: A True Master Of All Trades

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Dafnis Prieto and Carlos Rafael Rivera show Alt.Latino how they carved out paths for themselves in music that has surprised the world. Renee Klahr/NPR Illustration hide caption

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Defying Cultural Expectations: Dafnis Prieto And Carlos Rafael Rivera

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Hours after an insurrectionist mob stormed the U.S. Capitol. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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After The Storm

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Argentine vocalist Sofia Rei was part of the Tiny Dest Meets globalFEST online music festival. Courtesy of the Artist hide caption

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Tiny Desk Artist Profile: Sofia Rei

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Nancy Sanchez is one of the featured artists on this week's musical look back at 2020. Farah Sosa/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Alt.Latino's Favorite Songs Of 2020

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Lido Pimienta's Miss Colombia is an album that all four Alt.Latino critics agree on. Daniela Muriilo/Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Alt.Latino's Favorite Albums Of 2020 Gave Us Passion, Vision And Solace

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Alt.Latino Introduces You To Louder Than A Riot

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Musician Nancy Sanchez is featured this week for the messages in her new music. Ben Chua/Courtesy of the Artist hide caption

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Milestones, Immigration And Justice Music

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Vocalist Linda Ronstadt is the subject of the film Linda and the Mockingbirds. Courtesy of the Artist hide caption

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Alt.Latino Film Festival: Fandangos And Mockingbirds

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The response to American Dirt hasn't kept the novel off bookshelves, but has sparked a conversation. Laura Bonilla Cal/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Encore: A Conversation About The 'American Dirt' Controversy

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Latinidad In The News

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Los Gaiteros De San Jacinto on the cover of its 2006 album Un Fuego de Sangre Pura. Jorge Mario Múnera/Courtesy of Smithsonian Folkways hide caption

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Cumbia: The Musical Backbone Of Latin America

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Lido Pimienta's Miss Colombia received a Latin Grammy nomination for best alternative music album. Daniella Murillo/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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We Look At The 2020 Latin Grammy Nominations

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Santana in 1970 (left to right): Carlos Santana, José "Chepito" Areas, Mike Carabello, David Brown, Gregg Rolie and Mike Shrieve. Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images hide caption

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50 Years Later, Santana's 'Abraxas' Still Changes The Game

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From left to right, some of the Latinx figures we think deserve monuments: Ivy Queen, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Sonia Manzano and Anacaona. Rodrigo Varela; Ron Galella Collection; David Livingston; The Civilization, volume III, 1882/Getty Images hide caption

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Latinx Monuments We'd Like To See

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