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Nathy Peluso is a featured artist in this week's episode of Alt.Latino. Kito Muñoz hide caption

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Carlos Santana is featured on this week's episode of Alt.Latino. Photo by Gary Gershoff/Getty Images hide caption

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Wyatt Flores is featured on this week's episode of Alt.Latino. McKenzie Whitman hide caption

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Alt.Latino's best new music round-up: Wyatt Flores, Danny Ocean and Grupo Frontera

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Tiny Desk Contest entrant Cathia is featured in this week's episode of Alt.Latino. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Alt.Latino's favorite Tiny Desk Contest entries

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Alt.Latino's favorite Tiny Desk Contest entries

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Angelica Garcia is featured on this week's Alt.Latino. Shervin Lainez hide caption

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Alt.Latino's best new music round-up: Angélica Garcia, Young Miko and The Mavericks

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Hermanos Gutiérrez on World Cafe

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In a matter of three short years, Young Miko's become one of reggaeton and Latin pop's most promising stars. On her debut album 'Att.,' she keeps pushing the genre forward. Joshua Rivera/@shotsjpg hide caption

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Young Miko upended norms in Latin pop. On her debut 'Att.' she raises her own bar

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On this week's Alt.Latino, a discussion of Latin artists in country music. Photo by Medios y Media/Getty Images hide caption

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Tracing the history of Latino artists making country music

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On this week's Alt.Latino, an assessment of Shakira's current career after Las Mujeres Ya No Lloran. Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images hide caption

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What do we really want from Shakira?

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Elsa y Elmar is a featured artist on this week's Alt.Latino. Pablo Resoalbe hide caption

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Alt.Latino's best new music round-up: Elsa y Elmar, Julieta Eugenio, Esteman and more

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Today's episode of Alt.Latino is an exploration of Cuba's musical and cultural history. YAMIL LAGE/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A deep dive into Cuba's rich musical history, reported from Havana

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"I remember any time I traveled to Mexico and other countries in the continent, I felt like, 'I'm Latina, but I'm not exactly like the people here,' Arocena tells NPR. "When I came to Puerto Rico, it was like, 'okay, now I understand.' " Alex Alaya/Brownswood Recordings hide caption

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How Daymé Arocena left Cuba and found a freeing new sound in Afro-Caribbean pop

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Alt.Latino's best new music round-up: Residente, La Yegros and El Cuarteto de Nos

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La Lupe is one of the artists featured in this week's Alt.Latino. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images) hide caption

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We round up the greatest boleros ever, with help from artists and listeners

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