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Today, World Cafe kicks off the new series Latin Roots, with Latin music expert Aaron Luis Levinson. Levinson visits host David Dye in WXPN's studios to share his take on all things salsa: the music, the beat and the culture. Levinson, a member of the Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, is a Grammy-winning producer, musician, composer and owner of Range Recording Studios in Ardmore, Penn.
In this session, Levinson defines salsa, from its roots in Cuba and Puerto Rico to its influences from jazz and the big-band era. He shares two salsa tracks, as well — two versions of the song "Carnaval," recorded decades apart. The first is by Cortijo; the latter is by the Virginia-based salsa supergroup Bio Ritmo.
An update on day two of the Democratic convention: Bill Clinton takes the stage and ongoing efforts by party leaders to build unity.
Many parents and therapists say obsessive internet use is a very real problem for some teens and children. But the term “internet addiction” is controversial and not officially recognized as a disorder. How to help kids who compulsively use computers and mobile technology.