Nothing really new in either of these pieces, but they are worth the tiny amount of time it takes to check them out.
This NPR piece on Lydia Mendoza.
And this New Yorker piece on Los Tigres del Norte.
Undismayed's arch side wants to say "nothing like being between 15-50 years late to the dance, whitey" but that seems uncharitable since it is clearly a step in the right direction when people start to notice what is and has been happening in the musical world outside the well trod paths. Though the inclusion of Ry Cooder does seem in notably poor (if, regrettably, inevitable) taste.