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Latin Music And Los Angeles' Exchange Explored In The Massive 'Pacific Standard Time'

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Major Exhibit Pacific Standard Time Explores Latin Music and Los Angeles

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¡Ajúa! The Hollywood Bowl Goes Latin Alternative, Celebrates Dreamers

Vocalist La Marisoul and guitarist Jose "Pepe" Carlos from the band La Santa Cecilia perform at the Hollywood Bowl in Los AngelesPamela Krys/Courtesy Rebeleon Entertainment/Pamela Kryshide caption

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End of Summer Already? New Music For Cooler Temperatures

Pianist/composer David Virelles provides new music to end the summer on this week's AltLatino.Shawn Peters/ECM Records/Courtesy of the artisthide caption

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End of Summer Already? New Music For Cooler Temperatures

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Alt.Latino Pays Tribute To Juan Gabriel

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Alt.Latino Pays Tribute To Juan Gabriel

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Santana And The Isley Brothers Come Together For 'Power Of Peace'

Power Of Peace is a new album from Carlos Santana and The Isley Brothers.Courtesy of the artisthide caption

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Santana And The Isley Brothers Come Together For 'Power Of Peace'

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Guest DJ: Residente On Life And Music After Calle 13

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Guest DJ: Residente On Life And Music After Calle 13

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Latin Roots: Javiera Mena

Javiera Mena performs live at Nuevofest 2017 in Philadelphia, PA.John Vettese/WXPNhide caption

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Javiera Mena On World Cafe

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Bomba Estéreo Releases 'Ayo': 21st-Century Cumbia For The Temple of Dance

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02Siembra

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LAMC Discoveries: New Artists You Should Know About

Dive into Alt.Latino's stack of undiscovered artists.Felix Contreras/NPRhide caption

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LAMC Discoveries: New Artists You Should Know About

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'Súbeme La Radio' Is Cuba's Heartbreak Anthem Of The Summer

After the success of their 2014 collaboration "Bailando," Descemer Bueno and Enrique Iglesias have come together for another hit: "Subeme La Radio."Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for AEG Livehide caption

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'Súbeme La Radio' Is Cuba's Heartbreak Anthem Of The Summer

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What's Behind The Success Of 'Despacito'?

Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee performing "Despacito" onstage at the Billboard Latin Music Awards 2017.Sergi Alexander/Getty Imageshide caption

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What's Behind The Success Of 'Despacito'?

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