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Pianist Harold Lopez-Nussa Is Part Of A Long Line of 'Amazing'

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Puerto Rican crooner-turned-hitmaker Luis Fonsi and British-Jamaican grime rapper Stefflon Don team up for the least expected collaboration of the year. Carlos Perez/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Carla Morrison is one of the artists featured this week by Alt.Latino. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Contemporary Mexican Music: Not Your Abuelita's Mariachi

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Vida stars Melissa Barrera (left) and Mishel Prada as sisters Lyn and Emma on the Starz cable network. John Tsiavis/Courtesy of Starz hide caption

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'Vida,' The Groundbreaking Cable Show That Gets Latinx Narratives Right

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"We proved to the world that a completely Spanish song can take over the world," J Balvin says. "This is just the beginning." Orli Arias/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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J Balvin Won't Settle For Anything Less Than World Domination

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Branko mixes classic sounds with new sensibilities in his remix of "Herencia African." Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Alt.Latino Encore: Remixing Classics, Fania Opens Its Vaults

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Sweet Lizzy Project started five years ago as a producer-singer duo. It grew from there. Alejandro Menendez/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Sweet Lizzy Project Brings The Sounds Of Havana To Nashville

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Radio Jarocho's latest album is called Rios de Norte y Sur. Mar Joya/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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La Vieja

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The members of Los Texmaniacs, keeping the conjunto tradition alive. Michael G. Stewart/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Guest DJ Los Texmaniacs: Conjunto Specialists With A Knack For 'Cruzando Borders'

Jen Alva, far right, of the band Fea is featured this week talking about sexual identiy in Latin music. Courtesy of the Artist hide caption

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Queer, Punk And Latin: A Discussion About Sexual Identity

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