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Join the World Cafe through performances and interviews with celebrated and emerging artists.

Latin Roots

The playlist is a carefully curated selection of Latino artists who created intriguing, unforgettable and soul-boosting sounds.
Cumbia - but psychedelic, trippy and downright freaky, with an inventive combination of rhythms and sounds from Africa, the Caribbean, and Latin America.
From Puerto Rico to Philadelphia, hear a live set blending traditional bomba and plena with salsa, Latin jazz and lots of percussion.
La Vida Bohème makes anthemic rock and roll that exudes charisma. But at its center, you'll find hope in the face of danger.
Hear the Colombian ensemble perform live at this year's Nuevofest in Philadelphia.
Hear a live performance from the band, whose sound combines shoegaze-pop with pan-Caribbean identity, recorded at Nuevofest 2017 in Philadelphia, Pa.
Hear a live recording from the Latin Grammy nominee performing live at Nuevofest 2017 in Philadelphia.
Hear a live performance of songs from the band's latest release, Jei BeiBi.
This week's show celebrates the concept of collaboration in two very important ways. First, it is the story of the Puerto Rican band ÌFÉ and its innovative, collective approach to the spiritual side of Yoruba culture. Bandleader Otura Mun has assembled a group of musicians steeped in the Afro-Caribbean culture of the drum, and together they have created a sound that is both familiar and completely new. Second, Alt.Latino joins forces this week with the…
The Los Angeles quartet's music is funky and flavorful, with shades of psychedelic pop, soulful Latin swagger and Brazilian tropicalia. Hear a conversation and live performance.
Fusing cumbia rhythms with the 1940s flair of American brass, this band is explosive and undeniably danceable.
The Argentine singer-songwriter combines tropical pop, hip-hop, dancehall, North African folk and Latin rhythms. Hear her perform live.
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