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Happy 2019! If you’re a long-time listener, you might know by now that we have a tradition of doing a special show around New Year’s Day—full of our favorite music pieces of the year from Latino legends to exciting newcomers.

We begin with the dreamy nostalgia pop of Cuco, then move on to a Los Angeles remake of a Peruvian chicha classic, “Cariñito.” Mexican rapper Niña Dioz shares how she navigates a male-dominated music industry and salsa legend Eddie Palmieri gets personal in a one-on-one conversation with Maria Hinojosa. Lastly, we hear a breakdown of how Cuban-Spanish producer El Guincho made the single “Sega.”

Featured image by Luca Severin/Unsplash. 

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