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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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Nuevofest 2018

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

Latin Roots: New Cuban Music

Reporter Catalina Maria Johnson recently traveled to the far end of Cuba in search of a new sound.
Reporter Catalina Maria Johnson of Chicago's Beat Latino recently returned from Cuba very excited about some new music. She traveled all the way across the island, from Havana to Santiago de Cuba, for the Manana festival, which is dedicated to combining traditional music with electronics. Johnson brought back some great examples of that blend in songs by DJ Jigüe and La Dame Blanche. Check out more in our Spotify playlist.

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