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Meridian Brothers collaborate with an imaginary salsa band on new album

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A generation of contemporary artists are drawing on the lessons of the past to reimagine the classic bolero. Left to right: Olga Guillot, La Lupe, and Doris Anahí Victor Bizar Gomez for NPR hide caption

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The viral song "Mi Bebito Fiu Fiu," inspired by the former Peruvian president Martín Vizcarra, has become an unlikely global hit thanks to platforms like TikTok. Miguel Yovera/Bloomberg/Photo Illustration by Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket hide caption

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Carlos Santana on World Cafe

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'Menudo: Forever Young' follows the rise and fall of the Puerto Rican boy band

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The Colombian group Itinerante. Juan Diego Muñoz hide caption

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Juan Diego Muñoz

Meet Itinerante, a trio reviving Colombia's Andean music

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Flamenco is only one of the many genres that Spanish musicians have drawn from. Other styles explored in this wide-ranging episode American jazz, heavy metal and everything in between. Patrick Escudero/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images hide caption

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From the archives: flamenco, rock and songs of rebellion from Spain

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Saba (left), Lizzo (center) and Rosalía have released some of our favorite songs of the year so far. Collage by Estefanía Mitre / NPR/Photos courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Banda MS is just one of the artists featured on this archival episode of Alt.Latino. Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella hide caption

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From the archives: the many faces of 'Regional Mexican'

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It's been complicated demanding respect and understanding as Cimarrón's leader in a region that's still predominantly machista, Ana Veydó explains. Angela Vives/Ana Veydo hide caption

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Los Llanos are home to cowboys. Cimarrón's music complicates that image

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Combo Chimbita performs at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia. Recorded live for World Cafe. John Vettese/WXPN hide caption

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Combo Chimbita on World Cafe

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Raquel Berrios of the band Buscabulla, performing on April 15, 2018 in Indio, Calif. Kyle Grillot/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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What it means for pop music to raise awareness about intimate partner violence

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Rosalía's music, persona and visuals are gripping in a way that's distinct from your typical pop star. Daniel Sannwald hide caption

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Rosalía is unafraid to pull from every corner of the world

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Ivory — the artist's newly-released, full-length debut — finds Omar Apollo at his most experimental yet. Gustavo Garcia Villa/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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After years of early success, Omar Apollo releases full debut album 'Ivory'

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Detail of a photo of Selena fan Olivia Leak, shown holding a poster of the pop star at a memorial held in Los Angeles on April 2, 1995, two days after Selena's murder in Corpus Christi, Texas. Jeff Haynes/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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2 projects revive Selena's music for new generations

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Reggaeton icon Ivy Queen is featured in this week's show. Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images hide caption

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From the archives: interviews with Ibeyi, Ivy Queen and Silvina Moreno

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