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Hermanos Gutiérrez: How their cinematic guitar music reconnected them as brothers

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Silvana Estrada: On cultivating intimacy and generosity in her live performances

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Natalia Lafourcade: How making original music again helped grow her 'inner garden'

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Canción Exploder: Ibeyi

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Angélica Negrón: The genre-subverting composer on embracing all sides of her identity

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Carlos Santana: Why 1972's divisive, spiritual 'Caravanserai' wasn't 'career suicide'

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SNOOZE LA

Snooze: Rosario Dawson

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iLe is this week's guest on Alt.Latino. Eric Rojas/Courtesy of the Artist hide caption

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iLe: How the rhythms and resilience of Puerto Rico shape her music

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Carla Morrison is this week's guest on Alt.Latino. Esteban Calderon hide caption

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Carla Morrison: How a break from music and a move to Paris led to a personal rebirth

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Tiny Desk Contest winner Alisa Amador is this week's guest on Alt.Latino. Sasha Pedro hide caption

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Alisa Amador: Why the Tiny Desk Contest winner almost gave up on music

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Spanish artist Rosalía is this week's guest on Alt.Latino. Daniel Sannwald hide caption

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Rosalía: How the genre-bending pop star found her confidence

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Omar Apollo: Ballet Folklórico OG, Pharrell Whisperer, and Hot Sauce Entrepreneur

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Flamenco is only one of the many genres that Spanish musicians have drawn from. Other styles explored in this wide-ranging episode American jazz, heavy metal and everything in between. Patrick Escudero/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images hide caption

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From the archives: flamenco, rock and songs of rebellion from Spain

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Banda MS is just one of the artists featured on this archival episode of Alt.Latino. Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella hide caption

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From the archives: the many faces of 'Regional Mexican'

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Reggaeton icon Ivy Queen is featured in this week's show. Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images hide caption

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From the archives: interviews with Ibeyi, Ivy Queen and Silvina Moreno

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From the archives: Latinas in punk

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From the archives: exploring the representation of women in reggaeton

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Cuban vocalist Daymé Arocena (above) and Puerto Rican vocalist iLe are featured in this week's show. Pablo Dewin/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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From the archives: vibrant conversations with artists Daymé Arocena and iLe

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Vocalists Lila Downs (pictured), Li Saumet and Ana Tijoux are featured in this week's show. Marcela Taboada/Courtesy of the Artist hide caption

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Celebrating Women's History Month with three powerful Latinas

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