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Latin Roots

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About Latin Roots

Latin Roots Live
The Latin Roots Live! concert series is inspired by Latin Roots, the bi-weekly radio series on World Cafe® hosted by David Dye, which explores the vast variety of music from Spanish-speaking countries and people, from cumbia, mambo and son to Latin rock, reggaeton, and more. Latin Roots on World Cafe is made possible by the Wyncote Foundation. Latin Roots Live! is produced in partnership with Afrotaino and Raices Culturales and made possible by the William Penn Foundation

Latin Roots Live!

Latin Roots Live XPN Welcomes the Mural Arts Open Source Block Party.
Join us for a neighborhood celebration with artists Keir Johnston and Ernel Martinez, which explores the intersection of the Latino and African American communities in North Philadelphia.
Music by CALMA CARMONA, DENDE & BAND, and DJ Rahsaan. Also enjoy treats from local shops, dance lessons, interactive art and more!

Latin Roots #52 - A Trippy Start To The New Year With Latin Psychedelia

For our first Latin Roots of the new year Catalina Maris Johnson, the host of Latin Beat in Chicago, is back to explore Latin Psychedelia.
Or, as she indicates it is sometimes less colorfully called, neo-tropical, jungle cumbia.
The music comes from Peru and elsewhere in South America and you may be surprised to hear she has some examples from back-in-the-day to go with some more contemporary ones.
A trippy segment! Check out her Spotify playlist for more.

Session Setlist
EL LLANTO DE AYAIMAMA / by Janeco Y Su Combo / from Masters of Chicha, Vol. 1
ARBOL / by La Mecanica Popular / from La Mecánica Popular

Latin Roots is made possible by a grant from the Wyncote Foundation.

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