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Vocalist and accordion player Jorge Hernández engages the crowd of inmates in the main yard of Folsom State Prison. Lance Dawes/Courtesy of Los Tigres Del Norte hide caption

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50 Years After Johnny Cash, Los Tigres Del Norte Perform At Folsom Prison

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The members of Orquesta Akokán hail from both Cuba and the U.S., assembled by vocalist and composer José "Pepito" Gómez. They recorded their debut album live to tape in just three days. Adrien H. Tillmann/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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As Cuba Changes, Orquesta Akokán Revives The Golden Age Of Mambo

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The members of La Mecánica Popular eloquently cross genres on their new album. Mariano Paul/Courtesy of the Artist hide caption

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Part 1 Bienvenido by La Mecánica Popular

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Kali Uchis' major label debut pulls from the singer's Colombian roots and incorporates her love of funk, pop and bossa nova. Interscope Records hide caption

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Kali Uchis Finds Her Peace In 'Isolation'

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Cuco's music has reached far beyond his bedroom studio thanks to an explosion of interest on Twitter and other social platforms. Abraham Recio/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Cuco Is The Cariño Of Young Latinos Who Keep Dreaming

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Eleanor Dubinsky is one of Alt. Latino's picks for new spring music. Shervin Lainez /Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Alt.Latino's Picks For New Spring Music

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Run-D.M.C. backstage at the Grammy Awards in March 1987. The hip-hop group's 1986 album Raising Hell is one of 25 new inductees to the Library of Congress Recording Registry. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Run-DMC, Pauline Oliveros, 'Rumours,' Chic And Beethoven Added To Library Of Congress

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SXSW 2018 Recap: Hip Hop, Latin Folk and Mexican Barbecue

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Alt.Latino host Felix Contreras interviews Amara La Negra over lunch. Marisa Arbona-Ruiz/NPR hide caption

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Amara La Negra On Her Roots, Miami Reality And Barbecue

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Vocalist Maria Zardoya from The Marias performs during SXSW 2018 in Austin, Texas. Nickolai Hammar/NPR hide caption

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SXSW 2018 Dispatch: Live Performances From The Marias And Amara La Negra

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Amara La Negra performs in Atlanta, Ga. in Feb. 2018. Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for BET hide caption

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'Se Que Soy': Amara La Negra Embraces Her Afro-Latinidad

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