World Cafe: Latin Roots
Feb 27, 2014 — Today's show features a Puerto Rican style affectionately known as jibaro, or "Puerto Rican Hillbilly Music." The music hails from the countryside and is about love, work and celebration.
Jan 31, 2014 — Josh Norek returns to World Cafe with Latin music for Spanish speakers and English speakers alike.
Dec 12, 2013 — The Latin Alternative band delivers a rousing performance on stage in Philadelphia for a special edition of Latin Roots.
Nov 27, 2013 — Hear three mouthwatering songs selected by Judy Cantor-Navas of Billboard magazine for Thanksgiving.
Nov 14, 2013 — Hear the record producer and artist discuss the Afro-Uruguayan style of Latin music. While the genre is popular in Uruguay, Candombe often goes overlooked outside of the country.
Oct 31, 2013 — Hear three hair-raising songs selected by Alt.Latino co-host Jasmine Garsd for Day of the Dead.
Oct 17, 2013 — Grammy award-winning producer Aaron Levinson rejoins the Latin Roots series to dive into the Brazilian style of choro, a hybrid of influences from both sides of the Atlantic.
Oct 3, 2013 — Grammy award-winning producer Aaron Levinson de into charanga, a Cuban style of music. Hear a transformative track by the legendary Cachao.
Sep 19, 2013 — Hear Ernesto Lechner of The Latin Alternative discuss the romantic genre called balada. Lechner also touches on why the '80s weren't kind to the nostalgic Latin style.
Aug 22, 2013 — Hear two songs that demonstrate the traditional and modern sounds emanating from the region.