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In light of the recent US Supreme Court decision on DACA, Pan-Americana group LADAMA premiere "Inmigrante" to honor immigrants.
Un Canto Por Mexico is a true labor of love. Natalia Lafourcade led with her heart and was elegantly guided by her refined musical intelligence.
Latin folk group Cuñao grounds dreamlike music in thoughtful, thematic depth on their sophomore release, Rayuela.
Tango duo Ben & Winnie revel in creative revolution in the video for new composition "La Próxima Traición".
Producers El Búho and DJ Raff pay electronic tribute to a Chilean spirit of social resistance with the subtle new single "Resiliencia".
Marimba-driven cumbia punk sounds celebrate the old and new on Son Rompe Pera's debut album Batuco.
A remixed reissue of Ibrahim Ferrer's Buenos Hermanos brings one of Cuba's most iconic voices back into the spotlight.
Raul Malo-mentored rock outfit, Sweet Lizzy Project, share a track from their upcoming album that finds them longing ever-so-slightly for home. "I think I can feel my Cuban roots a little more on this record," says vocalist Lisset Diaz.
Five decades into their career, Los Wembler's de Iquitos are still in full force on new psychedelic cumbia album, Visión del Ayahuasca.
Music legend Herb Alpert discusses his new album, Over the Rainbow, maintaining his artistic drive, and his place in music history. "If we tried to start A&M in today's environment, we'd have no chance. I don't know if I'd get a start as a trumpet player. But I keep doing this because I'm having fun."
Grammy-winning Los Angeles band La Santa Cecilia's new self-titled album covers much musical ground, all of which is tied together by the powerful vocals of lead singer La Marisoul.
Yasser Tejeda and Vicente García team for "Amor Arrayano", which takes on issues of love and politics, specifically those at the fraught Haitian-Dominican border
Austin-based folk group Ley Line interpret intercontinental flows of sound and spirituality for messages of environmental advocacy on their new single "Oxum".
Soul Jazz Records investigates the brilliant intersections of stateside jazz and Brazilian samba on Brazil USA 70.
The Spanish Heart Band–Antidote is a thrilling fusion of grooves and soul, further cementing Chick Corea as one of the most innovative voices in jazz history.
Ahead of curating their fifth annual Kansas City-based Latinx music festival, Making Movies team up with Las Cafeteras for the emotional new video, "Tormenta".
The Mariachi Ghost announce their new album, Puro Dolor, as dark theater unfurls between living piñatas in their new music video for "Cuerpo Mortal".
Stylistically ambitious, an always soulful collection of songs spotlights Chilean singer-songwriter Catalina's emotional power and imagination.
Grammy-nominated group Cimarrón performs modern Colombian roots music on energetic new album Orinoco.
Austin-based Afro-Colombian funk ensemble Superfónicos honors a more inclusive sense of America on their new cumbia single "Cumbéalo".
Cultural and musical variety is the spice of Austin-based Grupo Fantasma's American Music: Volume VII.
The women of ethereal Patagonian trio Fémina team up with Iggy Pop and Quantic on exquisite third album Perlas & Conchas.
With his seventh full-length album, This Is How You Smile, Helado Negro offers a soothing, personal musical journey.
De'Anza has been called the leading lady of Latin alternative. Her new video for "Want" and upcoming EP demonstrate why.