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Latin Roots

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The premier guide for new and significant artists in rock, blues, and folk - including NPR-syndicated World Cafe ®

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24/7 Musical discovery. A unique mix of emerging and heritage blues, rock, world, folk, and alt-country artists. Jingle Jams. An eclectic assortment of holiday tunes, from the new and quirky to the classic.

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World Cafe Archives

Join Talia Schlanger as she navigates the World Cafe through performances and interviews with celebrated and emerging artists.

Folk Alley

Folk music radio streaming on the web; Americana, Roots Music, recordings, and stories from folk's best.

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Essential Boleros

Latin Roots –Essential Boleros: They Are Everywhere


To hear Catalina Maria Johnson tell it the bolero is everywhere. Not just throughout the Latin speaking world, but everywhere. The bolero, like so many Latin styles, originated in Cuba. For her look at essential boleros Catalina plays two songs you know but may not know as boleros. The international standard “Besame Mucho” and the English language “What A Difference A Day Makes” from Dinah Washington. And check out more boleros from everywhere on our Spotify playlist.



Session Setlist
BESAME MUCHO by Las Perlas del Son
WHAT A DIFF'RENCE A DAY MAKES by Dinah Washington


SPOTIFY PLAYLIST: http://open.spotify.com/user/catalinamariajohnson/playlist/4nUuwdN6jXiJ7hQ7yUiBgj

Holiday Programming

Holiday Programming
The holidays are upon us, and here at WXPN, we’ll bring you musical reflections on the season between now and January 1st. Check out our complete holiday on-air schedule.


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