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Alt.Latino's Sonic Altar For Día De Los Muertos

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La Santa Cecilia On Its New Album Sung In English

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In 2018, Los Tiges del Norte retraced Johnny Cash's steps not only to pay tribute to the band's idol but also remind the inmates that they are not forgotten. Courtesy of the Artist hide caption

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Los Tigres Del Norte Retrace Johnny Cash's Steps In 'Folsom Prison' Documentary

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Van Dyke Parks Lifts Gaby Moreno's Voice On Spectacular '¡Spangled!'

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Musician Jane Bunnett, seated second from right, and her band Maqueque. Lauren Deutsch/Courtesy of the Artist hide caption

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Jane Bunnett: Cuban Music's Canadian Connection

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Chuck Berry is one of the early rock and roll artists who were inspired by Latin music. Terry Fincher/Getty Images hide caption

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The Cuban Roots Of Rock And Roll

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Mariachi Herencia de Mexico features teenagers from Chicago with a passion for tradition. Carafotos/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Heritage Month Special: Mexican Music Then And Now

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Cuban vocalist Daymé Arocena is featured on a new solo album and with the all-female Cuban jazz band Maqueque. Pablo Devin Reyes Maulin/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Music For Fall: Daymé Arocena, Devandra Banhart And Alex Cuba

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The crowd at Los Dells Festival in Wisconsin celebrates music and identity. Gabriella Cisneros/Courtesy of Radio Milwaukee hide caption

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Latin Music In The Heartland

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Santana's cultural mash-up made a statement about Latin music that still reverberates to this day. Tucker Ranson/Getty Images hide caption

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Santana's Debut Album Turns 50 Years Old

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Elizabeth Acevedo, Amanda Alcantara and Danyeli Rodriguez del Orbe are this week's guests on Alt.Latino. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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3 Afro Dominicana Writers Reflect On Their Truths

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'Amor Eterno' For El Paso, Gilroy, Dayton And Beyond

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Vocalist Haydée Milanés has a famous musician dad and a musical vision all of her own. May Reguera/Courtesy of the Artist hide caption

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Haydée Milanés Embraces Her Dad's Legacy With Her Own Vision

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Three Artists, Three Takes On Latin Music

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Bad Bunny (holding flag), singer Ricky Martin (in black hat) and Residente (in blue hat) join demonstrators in protest against Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló in Old San Juan. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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'Afilando Los Cuchillos' Soundtracks Puerto Rico's Social Movement In Real Time

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Vocalist Jarina de Marco performs at RudioFest in Chicago. Catalina Maria johnson/Beat Latino hide caption

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What We Heard At The Best Festivals For Latin Alternative Music

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Brazilian musician João Gilberto engulfed in adoration in Rio de Janeiro in 2008. ARI VERSIANI/AFP/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Alt.Latino's Tribute To João Gilberto

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Vocalist and composer iLe is one of the artists featured on this week's Podcast Extra. Juanky Alvarez/Courtesy of the Artist hide caption

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iLe And Making Movies Discuss Music, Activism And Mixing The Two

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Members of the Golden Eagles Mardi Gras Indian tribe. A song about about this tradition is part of NPR's American Anthem series. Erika Goldring/Getty Images hide caption

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A Deeper Listen To Anthems Of All Kinds

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Angélique Kidjo's Celia is one of the best albums of the year so far. Laurent Seroussi/Courtesy of the Artist hide caption

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Alt.Latino's Best Music Of 2019 (So Far)

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Carlos Santana's new album, Africa Speaks, features Spanish vocalist Buika (right). Maryanne Bilham/Courtesy of the Artist hide caption

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'Africa Speaks' To Carlos Santana's Past

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Cuban musician DJ Jigüe works in his studio in Centro Havana. Felix Contreras/NPR hide caption

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Cuba! While The Politicians Argued, The Musicians Jammed!

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