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Brazilian musician João Gilberto engulfed in adoration in Rio de Janeiro in 2008. ARI VERSIANI/AFP/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Alt.Latino's Tribute To João Gilberto

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Rodrigo y Gabriela perform live at Public Radio's NON-COMMvention at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, PA. Rachel Del Sordo/WXPN hide caption

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Rodrigo y Gabriela on World Cafe

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Clockwise from left: Kevin Johansen, Silvina Moreno, The Teachers Kevin Johansen (Nora Lezano), Silvina Moreno (Niko Sedano), The Teachers (Pierre Rios)/Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Kevin Johansen (Nora Lezano), Silvina Moreno (Niko Sedano), The Teachers (Pierre Rios)/Courtesy of the artists

Vocalist and composer iLe is one of the artists featured on this week's Podcast Extra. Juanky Alvarez/Courtesy of the Artist hide caption

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iLe And Making Movies Discuss Music, Activism And Mixing The Two

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Vocalist Nella is featured on this week's exploration of Latin jazz. Sanne Gault/Courtesy of the Artist hide caption

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A Tour Of The Best New Latin Jazz

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Members of the Golden Eagles Mardi Gras Indian tribe. A song about about this tradition is part of NPR's American Anthem series. Erika Goldring/Getty Images hide caption

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A Deeper Listen To Anthems Of All Kinds

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Angélique Kidjo's Celia is one of the best albums of the year so far. Laurent Seroussi/Courtesy of the Artist hide caption

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Alt.Latino's Best Music Of 2019 (So Far)

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Clockwise from left: Lizzo, Gary Clark Jr., Maggie Rogers Lizzo (Lissa Alicia/WXPN), Gary Clark Jr. (Frank Maddocks/Courtesy of the artist), Maggie Rogers (Olivia Bee/Courtesy of the artist) hide caption

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Gary Clark Jr. On World Cafe

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A woman walks through La Perla, a neighborhood on the edge of Old San Juan, in 2017. AFP Contributor/Getty Images hide caption

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For Those Missing Puerto Rico, A Song About Dreaming Of Home

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Carlos Santana's new album, Africa Speaks, features Spanish vocalist Buika (right). Maryanne Bilham/Courtesy of the Artist hide caption

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'Africa Speaks' To Carlos Santana's Past

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Carlos Santana Maryanne Bilham/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Carlos Santana On World Cafe

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Cuban musician DJ Jigüe works in his studio in Centro Havana. Felix Contreras/NPR hide caption

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Cuba! While The Politicians Argued, The Musicians Jammed!

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García's new album Candela is the sparkling finale in a trilogy of albums with Dominican-influenced sounds. Ebru Yildiz/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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