Latin Music USA

2009, TV Show

Full Episodes(4)

Latest Episode: Divas and Superstars

Oct 19, 2009 Season 1 Episode 4 watch on (Paid)

Divas and Superstars: The final episode of the series focuses on the Latin pop explosion of the turn of the century and the success of artists like Ricky Martin, Gloria Estefan and Shakira in the English-language market. As studios concentrate on star-driven pop, Latino youth gravitate toward urban fusions of reggaeton artists like Daddy Yankee and rapper Pitbull while rock en espanol star Juanes becomes a global phenomenon.

The Chicano Wave

Oct 19, 2009 Season 1 Episode 3

The Chicano Wave: In the third of four episodes, Mexican-Americans in CA, TX and across the Southwest create their own distinct musical voices during the second half of the 20th century. Their music would play an important role in the struggle for Chicano civil rights and ultimately propel them from the barrio to the national stage. From Ritchie Valens and Freddy Fender to Linda Ronstadt, Los Lobos, and Selena, a new generation of Mexican Americans raised on rock, rhythm and blues, and country music expresses their cultural identity through Chicano rock, Latin rock, and Tejano.
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The Salsa Revolution

Oct 12, 2009 Season 1 Episode 2

The Salsa Revolution: In the second of four episodes, Puerto Ricans and other Latinos in New York reinvent the Cuban son and the Puerto Rican plena, adding elements from soul and jazz to create salsa, which becomes a defining rhythm for Latinos the world over. Follow the rise and fall of legendary Fania Records with famed artists Willie Colón, Héctor Lavoe, and Rubén Blades.
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Bridges

Oct 12, 2009 Season 1 Episode 1

Bridges: This first of four episode traces the rise of Latin jazz with the great Machito and the explosion of the mambo with Perez Prado and the cha cha cha as they sweep the US from East to West. Watch as Latin Music infiltrates R&B and rock and roll through the 1960s, from the Drifters to Santana and beyond.
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Hora 2: La Revolucion de Salsa
Hora 1: Puentes
Hora 4: Divas y Superestrellas
Hora 3: La Onda Chicana
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