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The members of C4 Trio, L-R: Rodner Padilla, Edward Ramírez, Héctor Molina and Jorge Glem José Blanco /Courtesy of GroundUP Music hide caption

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The cuatro players of C4 Trio are the future of Venezuela's national instrument

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Randy Malcom, from left, Alexander Delgado of Gente De Zona and Yotuel sing Patria y Vida at the Latin Grammy Awards on Nov. 18, 2021, in Las Vegas. Chris Pizzello/Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP hide caption

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Latin Grammy winner to Cuban leaders: 'We're done with your lies and indoctrination'

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Vicente Fernández performs onstage during the 20th annual Latin Grammy Awards in 2019. Kevin Winter/Getty Images for LARAS hide caption

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Vicente 'Chente' Fernández, 'El Rey' of ranchera music, has died at 81

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Spanish vocalist C. Tangana was a top pick for Alt.latino's Best Of 2021 panel. Arturo Holmes/Getty Images hide caption

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Alt.Latino looks back at the best albums of 2021

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The Paths of Pain, The Caife Label, Quito 1960-68 and Cantoras: Rural Folk Singers of Venezuela 1972-1983 Honest Jon's Records/Odelia Records hide caption

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Voices from the past in Ecuador and Venezuela

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Rubén Blades accepts the Best Salsa Album award on stage during the 22nd Annual Latin Grammy Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena Thursday in Las Vegas. Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Latin Recording Academy hide caption

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Victoria Sur nets a Latin Grammy nomination with airy lullabies she wrote for her kids

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