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Natalia Lafourcade celebrates Mexican son jarocho on her new album, Un Canto Para Mexico. Manuel Zuñiga/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Natalia Lafourcade Searches For The Soul Of Son Jarocho

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Undocumented workers are fighting for personal protection equipment as they perform work categorized as "essential" by the federal government. Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The Pandemic's Impact On The Latino Community

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Davíd Garza, the co-producer of Fiona Apple's Fetch the Bolt Cutters, talks about the economic challenges of the pandemic with a panel of guests. Felix Contreras/NPR hide caption

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How Some Indie Musicians Innovate And Improvise During Coronavirus

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The indie pop duo Buscabulla moved back to Puerto Rico from New York after the island was devastated by hurricanes in 2017. The experience inspired a new album and documentary, both called Regresa. Mara Corsino/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Buscabulla On 'Regresa,' A Debut Album About Returning To A Devastated Home

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Guatemala's Kathy Palma is one of the artists featured n this week's show. Courtesy of the Artist hide caption

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New Music For Being In And Out And About

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Cuban percussionist Cándido Camero turned 99 years young this month. Tom Pich/National Endowment for the Arts hide caption

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Cándido Camero, Latin Jazz Pioneer, Turns 99

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Vocalist Jorge Drexler is one of the artists that Alt.Latino listeners turn to for comfort. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Listener Picks: Songs Of Hope And Calm

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Alt.Latino's video chat with musicians affected by the coronavirus crisis. Top row, left to right: host Felix Contreras, Enrique Chi. Bottom row, left to right: Davíd Garza, Rocio Marron. Courtesy of Enrique Chi hide caption

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Indie Musicians On The Economic And Emotional Impact Of Coronavirus

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Angelica Garcia is just one of the many artists we'll miss seeing at SXSW this year. Caitlyn Krone/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Bands We Wanted To See At SXSW 2020

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La Doña's music is a blend of Bay Area hip-hop, reggaeton and traditional Mexican and Latin American musical styles. Her new EP Algo Nuevo is out now. Thalia Gochez/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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La Doña On 'Algo Nuevo,' Feminist Reggaeton And Teaching Mariachi In Schools

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Cuban pianist Omar Sosa plays meditative music perfect for our times Courtesy of the Artist hide caption

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Calma: A Meditative Playlist For A Challenging Time

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Bad Bunny's new album YHLQMDLG, which stands for "I do whatever I want" in Spanish, is the highest charting all-Spanish-language record in the history of the Billboard 200. Kevin Winter/Getty Images hide caption

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Reviving Classic Reggaeton, Bad Bunny's New Album 'YHLQMDLG' Breaks Records

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