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SXAméricas 2016: An Embarrassment Of Riches

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This year's SXSW music festival in Austin, Texas, featured more Latin bands than ever. The third year of the festival-within-a-festival dubbed SXAméricas provided an embarrassment of riches. Every night offered several showcases to choose from, while in the recent past it was pretty easy to catch up with most if not all of the Latin bands invited to perform.

I did the best I could in picking and choosing from among more than 200 artists, trying to focus on the ones I'd never heard live before. There were many I'd never even heard, so it was often difficult to choose between one venue and another.

With that caveat, here are just a few of the artists who caught my attention.

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Felix Contreras is co-creator and host of Alt.Latino, NPR's pioneering radio show and podcast celebrating Latin music and culture since 2010.