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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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La Doña's music is a blend of Bay Area hip-hop, reggaeton and traditional Mexican and Latin American musical styles. Her new EP Algo Nuevo is out now. Thalia Gochez/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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La Doña On 'Algo Nuevo,' Feminist Reggaeton And Teaching Mariachi In Schools

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Cuban pianist Omar Sosa plays meditative music perfect for our times Courtesy of the Artist hide caption

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Calma: A Meditative Playlist For A Challenging Time

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Bad Bunny's new album YHLQMDLG, which stands for "I do whatever I want" in Spanish, is the highest charting all-Spanish-language record in the history of the Billboard 200. Kevin Winter/Getty Images hide caption

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Reviving Classic Reggaeton, Bad Bunny's New Album 'YHLQMDLG' Breaks Records

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Bad Bunny performs on The Late Late Show with James Corden in, yes, a Charizard onesie. CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Spring Forward With Bad Bunny, Alice Bag And Princess Nokia

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In an over 60-year career Sergio Mendes has helped pioneer bossa nova and worked with everyone from Frank Sinatra to will.i.am. His newest album is In The Key Of Joy. Katsunari Kawai/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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After 60 Years, Sergio Mendes Is Still Writing Songs 'In The Key Of Joy'

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We follow Latin Urban's trail from Panama to Puerto Rico to the world stage, including international superstar Bad Bunny. Steven Ferdman/Getty Images hide caption

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The Meteoric Rise Of Latin Urban Explained

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Shakira onstage during her MTV Unplugged performance, recorded in New York in 1999 and released as a live album in early 2000. Ignacio Gurruchaga/Courtesy of Sony Music hide caption

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Colombia's Integración Pacifica, featuring vocalist Elena Hinestrosa, performs at the Petronio Alvarez Music Festival. Maria Paz Gutierrez for NPR hide caption

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In Cali, A Festival Celebrates The Flavors And Music Of Afro Colombian Life

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Ivy Queen, reggaeton pioneer and feminist icon, is featured on this week's show. Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images hide caption

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Black History Month: An Interview With Ivy Queen, Reggaeton Pioneer

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Beyond Santana: Malo And The Forgotten Wave Of '70s Latin Rock Bands

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Shakira and Jennifer Lopez perform during the Super Bowl's halftime show. Rob Carr/Getty Images hide caption

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Shakira And Jennifer Lopez's Halftime Show Unpacked

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