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Carlos Vives leans into his Colombian roots on his latest album, Cumbiana. Andres Oyuela/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Alt.Latino's Summer Music Haul

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Pete Rodriguez (center) on the cover of 1967's I Like It Like That, a pivotal boogaloo record, which has just been reissued. Courtesy of Craft Latino hide caption

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Reclaiming Boogaloo

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Residente (right) and Bad Bunny call for Puerto Rican governor Ricardo Rossello's resignation in San Juan on July 17, 2019. Eric Rojas/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Residente's Favorite Protest Songs

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In Tijuana, raised fists show solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. Guillermo Arias/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The Afro-Latinx Experience Is Essential To Our International Reckoning On Race

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Colombian vocalist Lido Pimienta released one of our favorite albums of the year so far. Daniella Murillo/Courtesy of the Artist hide caption

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Alt. Latino Reflects On The Best Music Of 2020 (So Far)

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Colombian musician Juanes turns inward in music and conversation on this week's show. Omar Cruz/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Juanes Turns Inward

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"I have found metal to be very descriptive of the horrors that we've lived in the Dominican Republic under dictatorships, [slavery]," Rita Indiana says. "Our history is a horrorosa." Noelie Quintero/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Rita Indiana, La Monstra, Returns With 'Black Sabbath Dembow'

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Felix Contreras and Jasmine Garsd on assignment for Alt.Latino in Bogota, Colombia. NPR hide caption

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Alt.Latino's 10th Anniversary!

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Lila Downs and Gina Chavez join this week's Alt.Latino to talk about new music, but also the world right now. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Lila Downs And Gina Chavez: Two Mujeres With Messages

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The 2020 Latin Alternative Music Conference Moves Online

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George Floyd's death by police force has sparked world-wide protest. Alt.Latino digs into it archives for an episode about protest music and its power. Ira L. Black/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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From The Alt.Latino Archives: Protest Music That Inspires And Moves

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Gaby Moreno teamed up with Flor de Toloache singer Mireya Ramos for a cover of David Bowie's "Lady Grinning Soul," which is featured in this new music roundup. Gonzalo Marroquín/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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May's Latin Music Roundup: New Songs For Emotional Release

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Natalia Lafourcade celebrates Mexican son jarocho on her new album, Un Canto Para Mexico. Manuel Zuñiga/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Natalia Lafourcade Searches For The Soul Of Son Jarocho

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Undocumented workers are fighting for personal protection equipment as they perform work categorized as "essential" by the federal government. Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The Pandemic's Impact On The Latino Community

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Davíd Garza, the co-producer of Fiona Apple's Fetch the Bolt Cutters, talks about the economic challenges of the pandemic with a panel of guests. Felix Contreras/NPR hide caption

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How Some Indie Musicians Innovate And Improvise During Coronavirus

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Guatemala's Kathy Palma is one of the artists featured n this week's show. Courtesy of the Artist hide caption

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New Music For Being In And Out And About

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Cuban percussionist Cándido Camero turned 99 years young this month. Tom Pich/National Endowment for the Arts hide caption

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Cándido Camero, Latin Jazz Pioneer, Turns 99

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Vocalist Jorge Drexler is one of the artists that Alt.Latino listeners turn to for comfort. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Listener Picks: Songs Of Hope And Calm

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Alt.Latino's video chat with musicians affected by the coronavirus crisis. Top row, left to right: host Felix Contreras, Enrique Chi. Bottom row, left to right: Davíd Garza, Rocio Marron. Courtesy of Enrique Chi hide caption

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Indie Musicians On The Economic And Emotional Impact Of Coronavirus

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Angelica Garcia is just one of the many artists we'll miss seeing at SXSW this year. Caitlyn Krone/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Bands We Wanted To See At SXSW 2020

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