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Colombia's Integración Pacifica, featuring vocalist Elena Hinestrosa, performs at the Petronio Alvarez Music Festival. Maria Paz Gutierrez for NPR hide caption

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In Cali, A Festival Celebrates The Flavors And Music Of Afro Colombian Life

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Ivy Queen, reggaeton pioneer and feminist icon, is featured on this week's show. Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images hide caption

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Black History Month: An Interview With Ivy Queen, Reggaeton Pioneer

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Beyond Santana: Malo And The Forgotten Wave Of '70s Latin Rock Bands

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Shakira and Jennifer Lopez perform during the Super Bowl's halftime show. Rob Carr/Getty Images hide caption

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Shakira And Jennifer Lopez's Halftime Show Unpacked

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Justin Bieber, photographed during the 2018 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game at Los Angeles Convention Center on February 16, 2018. Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images hide caption

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X Alfonso is both pioneer and contemporary music visionary. Alejandro Reyes/Courtesy of the Artist hide caption

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X Alfonso Is A Cuban Hip-Hop Pioneer Still Making Vibrant Music

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The response to American Dirt hasn't kept the novel off bookshelves, but has sparked a conversation. Laura Bonilla Cal/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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'American Dirt': A Conversation About A Controversy

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Tank and the Bangas perform with Cuban singer Cimafunk, the Soul Rebels and The Queen of the Guardians in Havana, Cuba. Eliana Aponte/NPR hide caption

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Tank And The Cubans: A Week In Havana

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"It's crazy to us," Bobbito says of getting recognition for these songs. "That's what we've done for artists for the last 30 years, and now we're the artists." Janette Beckman/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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On Their Debut Album, Stretch And Bobbito Are Taking 'No Requests'

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Nicolas Losada and Juliana Ronderos are also the band known as Salt Cathedral. Brent Winebrenner/Courtesy of the Artist hide caption

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Melissa Villaseñor shares her love for Queen, Celine Dion and No Doubt on this episode. Courtesy of the Artist hide caption

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SNL's Melissa Villaseñor On The Pop Punks And Pop Divas That Inspired 'Dreamer'

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Members of Los Lobos get into the holiday spirit. Piero F. Giunti/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Happy Holidays From Alt.Latino Y Los Lobos!

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