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Legendary Mexican Regional band Los Tigres del Norte keeping it real at Kingsbridge Armory in the Bronx. John Reilly/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Not Your Abuela's Music: A Deep Dive Into Mexican Regional Music

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Venezuelan-born rising starlet maye will perform at this week's LAMC. Fernando Osorio/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Alt.Latino's LAMC 2021 Cheat Sheet

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Vocal Vidas perform at the SXSW Music Festival showcase presented by Soy Cubana: Music from the Movie during SXSW Online on March 19, 2021. Courtesy of SXSW hide caption

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Ben Lapidus discusses his novel New York and the International Sound of Latin Music, 1940-1990. Renee Klahr/NPR Illustration hide caption

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New York City's Influence On Latin Music

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Fans paying tribute to Selena in Texas. Jana Birchum/Getty Images hide caption

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Mon Laferte's new album is called SEIS. Mayra Ortiz/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Speed Dating Through Spring's New Music

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Mexican jazz legend Tino Contreras celebrates his 97th birthday with a special concert from Mexico City. Courtesy of the Artist hide caption

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A 97-Year-Old Mexican Jazz Drummer's Latest Gig

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Omar Sosa's new album is An East African Journey. Massimo Mantovani/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Omar Sosa Takes A Journey To East Africa

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Two different authors explore Latin music history and its future. Renee Klahr/NPR Illustration hide caption

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From The 'Cosmic Barrio' To 'Despacito,' Two Latin Music Books We Love

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Melissa Aldana, a saxophone wielding chingona, included among this week's female instrumentalists. Holis King/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Women Are Instrumental To Latin Music

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Mourners hold candles during a vigil in Baja California. GUILLERMO ARIAS/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A Year Of Pandemic: Alt.Latino Remembers

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Bobi Céspedes' spiritual presence is as joyful as her voice. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Voice And Spirit Of Bobi Céspedes

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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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