Latin Music USA

From Latin jazz and mambo to salsa, Tejano, Chicano rock, Latin pop and reggaeton, LATIN MUSIC USA tells the story of the rise of new American music forged from powerful Latin roots and reveals the often overlooked influence of Latin music on jazz, hip hop, rhythm and blues, and rock 'n' roll on all of American culture.

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LATIN MUSIC USA is a WGBH/BBC co-production. Major funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Additional funding provided by the National Endowment for the Arts and Latino Public Broadcasting.

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Hora 3: La Ola Chicana


El mexico americano a formado parte de los EE.UU.

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Hora 4: Divas y Superestrellas


Mientras que el pop latino conquistaba al mundo, el reggaeton emergio del underground.

Hour 4: Divas & Superstars


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

Hour 1: Bridges


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

Hora 1: Puentes


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

Hora 2: La Revolución de la Salsa


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

Hour 2: The Salsa Revolution


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