Latin Music USA
From Latin jazz and mambo to salsa, Tejano, Chicano rock, Latin pop and reggaeton, this 4-hour presentation 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 - and on all of American culture. It's a fresh take on America's musical history, reaching across time and across musical genres to embrace the exciting hybrid sounds created by Latinos, musical fusions that have deeply enriched popular music in the US over more than five decades. Jimmy Smits narrates.
Latin Music USA Previous Broadcasts
Divas and Superstars (Episode #104)
KQED Life: Sat, Oct 1, 2011 -- 4:02 AM
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 - Spanish rap and reggaeton, as well as rock en Espanol.
- KQED Life: Sun, Oct 2, 2011 -- 5:00 AM
- KQED Life: Sat, Oct 1, 2011 -- 11:00 PM