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Latin Music USA

Description

An exploration of Latin music and its influence on jazz, country, rock and R&B.

Upcoming Episodes

  • Bridges; The Salsa Revolution

    A history of Latin music and its influence on jazz, country, rock and R&B begins with "Bridges," which focuses on the rise of Latin jazz, the popularity of the mambo and the cha-cha, and Latin music's effect on R&B and rock and roll through the 1960s. "The Salsa Revolution" recalls the origins of salsa, which came about when Puerto Ricans and other Latinos in New York added soul and jazz elements to son cubano and the plena music genres from Cuba and Puerto Rico. (120 minutes)

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    See our full program schedule.
  • The Chicano Wave; Divas and Superstars

    "The Chicano Wave" explores the role that music played in the push for Chicano civil rights during the late 20th century, when Mexican-Americans developed a distinct musical voice. Then, "Divas and Superstars" highlights the Latin pop explosion that propelled Ricky Martin, Gloria Estefan and Shakira to success in the English-language market. It also examines the music forms that are attracting Latino youth, including Spanish rap, reggaetón and rock. (114 minutes)

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    WNIT HDTV 34.1 Stereo HD
    WNIT InFocus 34.2 Stereo
    WNIT HDTV 34.1 Stereo HD
    WNIT HDTV 34.1 Stereo HD
    WNIT InFocus 34.2 Stereo
    See our full program schedule.

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Episodes available on passport:

  • Hour 1: Bridges - Starting in the USA with Latin Jazz and Mambo madness, Latin sounds spread to R&B and Rock
  • Hour 2: The Salsa Revolution - Born in the barrios of New York, Salsa's sound and style conquered the Latin music world.
  • Hour 3: The Chicano Wave - Mexican-Americans have always been part of the USA, and their music tells a unique story.
  • Hour 4: Divas & Superstars - In the 1990s, Latin Pop dominated the music world. Now Reggaeton rules the dance floor.

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