Latin Roots

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

XPN2 - Jingle Jams

XPN's own Kris Kringle, (Robert Drake) is presenting a unique mix of seasonal songs celebrating both the holiday and winter seasons.

World Cafe Archives

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

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Nuevofest 2018

Nuevofest 2018: Experience The Celebration! Watch compelete sets from the entire festival.

Latin Roots #65 - Latin Roots Essential Salsa On New Series

Latin Roots #65 - Latin Roots Essential Salsa On New Series Photo Credit: Harold Escalona
Latin Roots Essential Salsa On New Series

September 11, 2014 - We begin a new Latin Roots series today. We went back to our correspondents and tasked them with choosing the essential songs in different genres of Latin music. What songs do you need to know or have in your collection? We start the series off with Grammy-winning record producer Aaron Luis Levinson and a passionate piece on the essential salsa songs. Don’t miss our essential salsa Spotify playlist as well.

Session Setlist
Cheo Feliciano - Anacaona
Héctor Lavoe - El Cantante

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