Music

Cumbia: The Music That Moves Latin America

NPR | Nov. 10, 2013 1:19 p.m. | Updated: Nov. 11, 2013 10:24 a.m.

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Alt.Latino hosts Felix Contreras and Jasmine Garsd are back on Weekend Edition Sunday to talk about cumbia, a style of music and dance that you can find almost anywhere in the Americas — at the southern tip of Argentina, passing through Chile and all the way up to the U.S. Hear their conversation with host Rachel Martin at the audio link. For a more detailed look at the history of cumbia, check out Alt Latino’s full episode on the stylefeaturing Eduardo Diaz, director of the Smithsonian Latino Center.

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