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World Cafe’s Latin Roots series began in 2012, celebrating the sounds of traditional and new alternative Latin music through radio, online features and live events.
In 2020, World Cafe welcomed Byron Gonzalez as our new Latin Roots correspondent. Gonzales is the program director and on-air host at Latin Alt HD3 in Los Angeles. His Latin Alternative show, Bilingual Sounds, airs every Wednesday at 9 p.m. PT on The Independent 88.5 FM. He has dedicated himself to advocating, providing visibility and showcasing established, independent and emerging Latinx artists.
For World Cafe’s Latin Roots, Gonzalez curates a weekly playlist of new music in English and Spanish from Latinx artists, exploring the many faucets of rock, folk, hip-hop, electronic, cumbia and traditional Latin sounds.
World Cafe celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 and you can hear World Cafe each weeknight at 10pm on WUMB.