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Making Movies (pictured) enlist Latin legend Ruben Blades for its upcoming album Ameri'kana. Luis Cantillo/Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Making Movies And Rubén Blades Trace Stories Of Immigrant Injustice With 'Ameri'kana'

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Omara Portuondo may be on her "Last Kiss" Tour, but the Cuban music matriarch says she plans to keep performing for as long as possible. Johann Sauty/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Cuban Diva Omara Portuondo Feels As Strong As Ever On 'Last Kiss' World Tour

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Lila Downs celebrates the chile on her new album. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Lila Downs Celebrates Mexico's Culinary And Cultural Sides With 'Al Chile'

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"I feel like there's no Venezuelan that doesn't know depression, doesn't know oppression," singer-songwriter Lolita De Sola says. Santiago Mendez/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Lolita De Sola On Making Music Amid Venezuela's Political Crisis

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Olmeca (left) and Taina Asili (right) mix activism and music. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Alt.Latino Activists: Two Artists Who Mix Messages With Music

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Vocalist Angelique Kidjo pays tribute to Celia Cruz on her new album, Celia. Laurent Seroussi/Courtesy of the Artist hide caption

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How Angélique Kidjo Brings Out The Africa Of Celia Cruz's Catalog

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Twanguero, Danilo Torres, and Moises Baqueiro perform onstage for NPR Alt.Latino during the 2019 SXSW Festival at Flamingo Cantina in March 2019 in Austin. Hutton Supancic/Getty Images hide caption

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Don't mistake the dreamlike quality of Empress Of's music for a lighthearted approach to reality. Her lyrics make powerful statements about identity. Fabian Guerrero/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Guest DJ: Empress Of Plays Sing-Along With Some Of Her Greatest Influences

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Making Movies (top left), Jenny and the Mexicats (right) and Miguel with Mireya Ramos (bottom left) are featured on this week's show. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Alt.Latino's Primavera Extravaganza

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Hear Afro Celt Sound System on this edition of The Thistle & Shamrock. Mark Bennett/Riotsquad Publicity hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: World Beat

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Alih Jey was one of the artists interviewed on Alt.Latino at this year's SXSW. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Alt.Latino Food Truck Chats: Musicians Tell Their Own Stories At SXSW 2019

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