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Pianist and bandleader Arturo O'Farrill. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Guest DJ Arturo O'Farrill: Making Music And A Statement At The Border

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Rosalia's latest album, El mal querer, mixes flamenco traditions with R&B, pop and electronic sounds. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Flamenco Fusion: Rosalía Offers A Modern Take On Spanish Traditions

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Dia de los Muertos commemorates those who have passed. Irene Contreras hide caption

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Alt.Latino Lays Out A Sonic Altar For Dia De Los Muertos

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Alt.Latino host Felix Contreras interviews jazz musician Jerry González in 2015. Suraya Mohamed/NPR hide caption

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Requiem For A Jazz Man: Jerry González, The Last Pirate Of The Caribbean

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Musician Rubén Blades' new album contains jazz and rumba. Lawrence Sumulong/Courtesy of the Artist hide caption

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Rubén Blades Swings Big Band Jazz And Rumba On New Album

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Alejandro Escovedo On World Cafe

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The East L.A. band Las Cafeteras is known for a version of "La Bamba" that mixes traditional Mexican son jarocho with hip-hop. Jessica Pons for NPR hide caption

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Through Slavery, Segregation And More, 'La Bamba' Has Been The Sound Of Survival

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