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A resident of Puerto Rico cleans up just after Hurricane Maria struck the island on Set. 20, 2017 Angel Valentin for NPR hide caption

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Puerto Rico One Year After Maria

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Philadelphia Folk Festival Camp Stage On World Cafe

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Alejandro Escovedo's new album is The Crossing. Nancy Escovedo/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Alejandro Escovedo: A Latino Punk Pioneer

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Carmen Miranda inspires one of the characters in The Air You Breathe, the new novel by Frances de Pontes Peebles. Bettmann Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Samba And Saudade: The Inspirations Behind 'The Air You Breathe'

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New Music Highlights Show Nuances Of Identity

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Singers and musicians from Fania Records including Celia Cruz (bottom, center), Ruben Blades (directly above Celia Cruz) and label co-originator, Johnny Pacheco (top row, fifth from left). Courtesy of Concord Records hide caption

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Members of Le Butcherettes L-R: Alejandra Robles Luna (drums), Rikardo Rodríguez-López (guitar), Marfred Rodríguez-López (bass) and Teresa Suárez Coscío (frontwoman, voice, guitar and keyboard.) Lyndsey Byrnes/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Midsummer 2018 New Music Roundup

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The women of Dominican electronic trio Mula make synth music that synthesizes their acoustic Caribbean musical heritage. Raúl Fernández/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Members of ÌFÉ perform at NuevoFest in Philadelphia Felix Contreras/NPR hide caption

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Summer Latin Music Festivals Offer Music And Opportunity

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In "Como," the undisputed king of reggaeton joins forces with newcomer Kim Viera for an urbano reinvention of the summer love song. Meredith Truax/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Spain's Twanguero fuses an education in flamenco guitar with American ragtime and swing to create a Latin twang all his own. Piero F. Giunti/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Here Are 4 Latin Albums To Get You Through This Summer

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Los Gallos Negros perform at a rally in front of the White House in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, June 21, 2018. Felix Contreras/NPR hide caption

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Protesting Trump's Immigration Policy Through Song

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