Latin Music USA

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Produced here at WGBH, Latin Music USA is a four-part series about American music that reveals the influence of Latin music on jazz, hip-hop, rhythm & blues, and rock 'n' roll.

It offers a fresh take on America's musical history, reaching across time and musical genres to embrace the hybrid sounds created by Latinos, musical fusions that have enriched popular music and culture in the US for more than five decades. Actor Jimmy Smits narrates.

Hour 1: Bridges

Hour 1: Bridges

Latin Music USA

Starting in the USA with Latin Jazz and Mambo madness, Latin sounds spread to R&B; and Rock

Hour 2: The Salsa Revolution

Hour 2: The Salsa Revolution

Latin Music USA

Born in the barrios of New York, Salsa's sound and style conquered the Latin music world.

Hour 3: The Chicano Wave

Hour 3: The Chicano Wave

Latin Music USA

Mexican-Americans have always been part of the USA, and their music tells a unique story.

Hour 4: Divas & Superstars

Hour 4: Divas & Superstars

Latin Music USA

In the 1990s, Latin Pop dominated the music world. Now Reggaeton rules the dance floor.

Hora 1: Puentes

Hora 1: Puentes

Latin Music USA

Investiga el nacimiento de Latin Jazz y la explosión del Mambo que recorren los EE.UU.

Hora 2: La Revolucion de Salsa

Hora 2: La Revolucion de Salsa

Latin Music USA

El ritmo y estilo de la salsa surgió de los barrios de Nueva York y conquistó al mundo.

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