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Latin Roots: 'Uncommon Common Ground'

World Cafe's Latin Roots series continues with an unusual segment from Catalina Maria Johnson, who explores what she calls "uncommon common ground" — specifically,

bands that consciously create hybrids from outside the boundaries of common Latin genres.

The new and exciting examples discussed here include the unexpected combination of Mexican and Indian music with a sitar player, as well as an American band that fuses jazz with salsa.

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Leftover Cuties On 'Song Travels'

The Los Angeles noir-pop band Leftover Cuties has a sound that's both retro and refreshing. On this episode of Song Travels, host Michael Feinstein talks with Shirli McAllen, Leftover Cuties' lead…
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Kenny Drew Jr. On Piano Jazz

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