Son jarocho is a musical style from the Gulf Coast of Mexico, which carries with it a culture of community and participation. In Los Angeles, Mexican-Americans have turned to son jarocho as a way of connecting with their roots — and each other.
The vocal legend has released more than 70 albums in a six-decade career. His latest, Duets II, pairs him with artists from Lady Gaga to Aretha Franklin. In a special video and interview, Bennett discusses his legacy and longevity, and performs live in NPR's Studio 4A.
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