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Latin Roots

WXPN Radio

The premier guide for new and significant artists in rock, blues, and folk - including NPR-syndicated World Cafe

XPN2 - Jingle Jams

XPN's own Kris Kringle, (Robert Drake) is presenting a unique mix of seasonal songs celebrating both the holiday and winter seasons.

World Cafe Archives

Join the World Cafe through performances and interviews with celebrated and emerging artists.

XPoNential Radio

24/7 Musical discovery. A unique mix of emerging and heritage blues, rock, world, folk, and alt-country artists.
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About Latin Roots

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Check out LatinRoots.org! A new website dedicated to exploring Latin music & culture.

Nuevofest 2018

Nuevofest
Nuevofest 2018: Experience The Celebration! Watch compelete sets from the entire festival.

Essential Cumbia

Essential Cumbia Toto La Momposina (Facebook)
Is Cumbia The Most Essential Style of Latin Music?


There are few styles of Latin music that we have been exploring on our Latin Roots Essential series that are more essential than cumbia . Catalina Maria Johnson from Chicago’s Beat Latino is up to the task of exploring the wide-ranging genre with some great musical picks and an extended Spotify playlist for further enjoyment.

Session Setlist
YO ME LLAMO CUMBIA by Toto La Momposina
CUMBIA SOBRE EL RIO by Celso Pina
Spotify Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/user/wxpnfm/playlist/7EYJ8F38bAYwpr5LJWjfkZ


Latin Roots is made possible by a grant from the Wyncote Foundation.