A Look Through The Best New Latin Jazz Releases, Including Chick Corea And Camila Meza : Alt.Latino NPR's Lulu Garcia Navarro speaks with Alt.Latino host Felix Contreras about his latest Latin jazz picks, including artists both new and long-loved.
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A Tour Of The Best New Latin Jazz

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Vocalist Nella is featured on this week's exploration of Latin jazz. Sanne Gault/Courtesy of the Artist hide caption

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Vocalist Nella is featured on this week's exploration of Latin jazz.

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For our monthly visit with Weekend Edition, the native language is jazz as we move around the Spanish-speaking world in search of new music from voices both new and long-beloved.

We discuss jazz legend Chick Corea, who has revisited his love of music from Spain on a new album; Brazilian pianist Marcos Silva takes a lead role for the first time in 30 years; Chilean Camila Meza is a triple threat as a guitarist/vocalist/composer; Cristina Morrison is both a vocalist and popular actress in Ecuador; and newcomer Nella shows what can happen when you grow up on a small island off the coast of Venezuela, singing along to Celine Dion and Mariah Carey.