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Saba (left), Lizzo (center) and Rosalía have released some of our favorite songs of the year so far. Collage by Estefanía Mitre / NPR/Photos courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Banda MS is just one of the artists featured on this archival episode of Alt.Latino. Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella hide caption

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From the archives: the many faces of 'Regional Mexican'

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It's been complicated demanding respect and understanding as Cimarrón's leader in a region that's still predominantly machista, Ana Veydó explains. Angela Vives/Ana Veydo hide caption

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Los Llanos are home to cowboys. Cimarrón's music complicates that image

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Combo Chimbita performs at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia. Recorded live for World Cafe. John Vettese/WXPN hide caption

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Combo Chimbita on World Cafe

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Raquel Berrios of the band Buscabulla, performing on April 15, 2018 in Indio, Calif. Kyle Grillot/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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What it means for pop music to raise awareness about intimate partner violence

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Rosalía's music, persona and visuals are gripping in a way that's distinct from your typical pop star. Daniel Sannwald hide caption

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Rosalía is unafraid to pull from every corner of the world

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Ivory — the artist's newly-released, full-length debut — finds Omar Apollo at his most experimental yet. Gustavo Garcia Villa/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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After years of early success, Omar Apollo releases full debut album 'Ivory'

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Detail of a photo of Selena fan Olivia Leak, shown holding a poster of the pop star at a memorial held in Los Angeles on April 2, 1995, two days after Selena's murder in Corpus Christi, Texas. Jeff Haynes/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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2 projects revive Selena's music for new generations

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Reggaeton icon Ivy Queen is featured in this week's show. Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images hide caption

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From the archives: interviews with Ibeyi, Ivy Queen and Silvina Moreno

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Daddy Yankee, a reggaeton 'leyenda,' retires

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The members of the punk band Fea Laura Jean/Courtesy of the Artist hide caption

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From the archives: Latinas in punk

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Actress Jennifer Lopez, who plays Selena Quintanilla-Perez in the movie Selena performs with her band in one of the scenes from the movie. The biopic will premiere in theaters next month in honors of the film's 25th anniversary. RICCO TORRES/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Reggaeton pioneer Ivy Queen is featured in this week's podcast. Courtesy of the Artist hide caption

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From the archives: exploring the representation of women in reggaeton

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American singer Selena rides in a carriage during a performance at Houston's Astrodome on Feb. 26, 1995. The performance was her last before the 23-year-old's murder the following month. Arlene Richie/Getty Images hide caption

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