Latin Roots: Essential Salsa Songs : World Cafe Hear two essential salsa songs, courtesy of Grammy-winning producer Aaron Luis Levinson.

Latin Roots: Essential Salsa Songs

Latin Roots: Essential Salsa

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Cheo Feliciano.

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Playlist

  • Cheo Feliciano, "Anacaona"
  • Héctor Lavoe, "El Cantante"

World Cafe launches a new Latin Roots series today. We went back to our correspondents and asked them to choose the essential songs in different genres of Latin music. We want to answer the question: What songs do people need to hear?

We start the series off with Grammy-winning record producer Aaron Luis Levinson and a passionate piece on essential salsa songs.