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LADAMA's "Inmigrante" Is a Vivacious Celebration of Immigrants (premiere)

In light of the recent US Supreme Court decision on DACA, Pan-Americana group LADAMA premiere "Inmigrante" to honor immigrants.

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Salsa Band LPT Hints at the Genre's Future

LPT's debut album, Sin Parar, hits all the right notes for a contemporary salsa album.

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El Búho and DJ Raff Celebrate Chilean Social Resistance with "Resiliencia" (premiere)

Producers El Búho and DJ Raff pay electronic tribute to a Chilean spirit of social resistance with the subtle new single "Resiliencia".

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Son Rompe Pera's 'Batuco' Challenges Notions of Punk and Cumbia

Marimba-driven cumbia punk sounds celebrate the old and new on Son Rompe Pera's debut album Batuco.

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Cuba's Ibrahim Ferrer Is Celebrated with a Re-Issue of 'Buenos Hermano'

A remixed reissue of Ibrahim Ferrer's Buenos Hermanos brings one of Cuba's most iconic voices back into the spotlight.

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Sweet Lizzy Project Demonstrate Pop Prowess Via "Travel to the Moon" (premiere + interview)

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.

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Legends of Cumbia Amazónica, Los Wembler's de Iquitos Return with 'Visión del Ayahuasca'

Five decades into their career, Los Wembler's de Iquitos are still in full force on new psychedelic cumbia album, Visión del Ayahuasca.

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Over the Rainbow: An Interview With Herb Alpert

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."

Jedd Beaudoin
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From Disco Pop to Deep Blues in Seven Songs with La Santa Cecilia

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.

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Alex Cuba's 'Sublime' Is Lovely Folk Pop

Alex Cuba sticks to his formula of smooth, acoustic folk-pop on new album Sublime.

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Yasser Tejeda and Vicente García Break Down Borders with "Amor Arrayano" (premiere)

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

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Ley Line Blends Brazilian, West African, and North American Folk Traditions on "Oxum" (premiere)

Austin-based folk group Ley Line interpret intercontinental flows of sound and spirituality for messages of environmental advocacy on their new single "Oxum".

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Brazil USA 70: Brazilian Music in the USA in the 1970's

Soul Jazz Records investigates the brilliant intersections of stateside jazz and Brazilian samba on Brazil USA 70.

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Chick Corea Explores More Latin Possibilities With His New Group

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.

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Making Movies Team with Las Cafeteras for the Emotional "Tormenta" (premiere)

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".

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Lila Downs Goes for Party Music Not Partisan Songs

With the hot Al Chile, Mexican-American singer Lila Downs channels the sonidero movement.

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The Mariachi Ghost Frame the Duality of Humankind in "Cuerpo Mortal" (premiere)

The Mariachi Ghost announce their new album, Puro Dolor, as dark theater unfurls between living piñatas in their new music video for "Cuerpo Mortal".

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Chilean Singer-Songwriter Catalina Returns With 'Multifacética' (album stream) (premiere)

Stylistically ambitious, an always soulful collection of songs spotlights Chilean singer-songwriter Catalina's emotional power and imagination.

Jedd Beaudoin
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Superfónicos Transcends the Limitations of the Americas' Political States on "Cumbéalo" (premiere)

Austin-based Afro-Colombian funk ensemble Superfónicos honors a more inclusive sense of America on their new cumbia single "Cumbéalo".

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Every Song on Fémina's 'Perlas & Conchas' Is a True Gem

The women of ethereal Patagonian trio Fémina team up with Iggy Pop and Quantic on exquisite third album Perlas & Conchas.

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Helado Negro and the Gentle Urgency of 'This Is How You Smile'

With his seventh full-length album, This Is How You Smile, Helado Negro offers a soothing, personal musical journey.

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Portland's Pink Martini reissues its debut album

Pink Martini's Sympathique quickly established the band's wheelhouse and its de facto mission: introducing classic American music to the world and introducing the world to American audiences.

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Spam Allstars: Trans-Oceanic

The tropical funk of the future is here, and it knows no bounds.

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Chicano Batman: Freedom Is Free

L.A.'s Chicano Batman combine vintage psychedelic soul with a strong social message. They may just be the perfect band for our times.

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Michael Spiro and Wayne Wallace: Canto América

Spiro and Wallace expand the boundaries of Latin jazz.

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Roxanna: Exotica

Roxanna does possess expressive vocal talents, and, given her nursing background, this is music that is healing and soothing.

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Blondie: Blondie 4(0) Ever

At 68 legendary Blondie front woman Debbie Harry just wants to dance. And what's wrong with that? The ghost in the machine has a good ear.

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Los Lonely Boys: Revelation

Los Lonely Boys deliver some of their best work, exhibiting exceptional musicianship on the eclectic yet consistent Revelation.

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Enrique Iglesias: SEX AND LOVE

Much like its generic title, much of SEX AND LOVE lacks creativity and innovative spirit.

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Devendra Banhart: Mala

Mala is a cake that comes across as half-baked, which is sorrowful knowing that Banhart really wanted to have that cake and eat it, too.

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Christian Howes with Richard Galliano: Southern Exposure

It's not where you come from, it's whether or not you play your ass off.

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Bang Data: La Sopa

Mix in a portion of Cumbia, a dash of Samba, a sprinkling of Ska, a dollop of rock and a measure of bilingual vocals. Put it on your player for an hour and bingo: La Sopa!

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Lila Downs: Pecados Y Milagros

A stunning mix of original and traditional Mexican songs in one woman's paean to her home country.

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