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Mariachi Herencia de Mexico features teenagers from Chicago with a passion for tradition. Carafotos/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Heritage Month Special: Mexican Music Then And Now

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Cuban vocalist Daymé Arocena is featured on a new solo album with the all-female Cuban jazz band Maqueque. Pablo Devin Reyes Maulin/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Music For Fall: Daymé Arocena, Devandra Banhart And Alex Cuba

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The crowd at Los Dells Festival in Wisconsin celebrates music and identity. Gabriella Cisneros/Courtesy of Radio Milwaukee hide caption

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Latin Music In The Heartland

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Santana's cultural mash-up made a statement about Latin music that still reverberates to this day. Tucker Ranson/Getty Images hide caption

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Santana's Debut Album Turns 50 Years Old

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Guest DJ: Fabi Reyna, She Shreds Magazine Founder And Musician

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People attend a candlelight prayer vigil outside Immanuel Baptist Church, located near the scene of the mass shooting on August 5, 2019 in El Paso, Texas. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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Juan Gabriel's 'Amor Eterno' Takes On New Meaning After El Paso Shooting

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Attendees at candlelight vigil held recently in El Paso overcome with emotion. MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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'Amor Eterno' For El Paso, Gilroy, Dayton And Beyond

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Vocalist Haydée Milanés has a famous musician dad and a musical vision all of her own. May Reguera/Courtesy of the Artist hide caption

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Haydée Milanés Embraces Her Dad's Legacy With Her Own Vision

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