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Tradiciones: Latino Music from Smithsonian Folkways

The music of Latin America is as varied as its people, incorporating Amerindian, African, and European influences that combine to create genres unique to the region. The Smithsonian Folkways Tradiciones⁄Traditions series highlights music from more than a dozen countries in South and Central America and the Caribbean, and spans more than 50 years of recordings. From Argentine folk classics by Suni Paz to Chicano rock originals by East LA’s Quetzal, this playlist demonstrates the diversity of Latino musical heritage across Latin America and within the United States.