Latin Music Usa

Latin Music Usa

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The Latin Music USA DVD includes:

  • BRIDGES: See the rise of Latin jazz with the great Machito and the explosion of the mambo with Pérez Prado. Watch as Latin music infiltrates R&B and rock throughout the 1960s, from the Drifters to Santana and beyond.
  • THE SALSA REVOLUTION: Puerto Ricans and other Latinos in New York reinvent Cuban and Puerto Rican rhythms, adding elements from soul and jazz to create salsa. Follow the rise and fall of legendary Fania Records with famed artists Willie Colón, Héctor Lavoe, and Rubén Blades.
  • THE CHICANO WAVE: 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.
  • DIVAS & SUPERSTARS: Latin pop explodes with the success of artists like Ricky Martin, Shakira, and Gloria Estefan. But as studios concentrate on star-driven pop, Latino youth gravitate toward the urban fusions of reggaetón artists like Daddy Yankee and rapper Pitbull, while rock en español star Juanes becomes a global phenomenon.
  • Product Details

    Release Date:
    Pbs (Direct)
    Region Code:
    [Wide Screen]
    [Dolby Digital Stereo]
    Sales rank:

    Special Features

    Closed Caption; Printable viewing guide in English and Spanish(PDF); Two bonus videos with priducer essays (PDF)

    Scene Index

    Disc #1 -- Latin Music U.S.A.
    1. Introduction [3:07]
    2. Looking Back: Carlos Santana & Mario Bauza [5:18]
    3. Only in New York: Machito & His Afro-Cubans [7:57]
    4. Dizzy Gillespie & Chano Pozo: Champions of Latin Jazz [4:22]
    5. The Mambo Craze: Tito Puente & Tito Rodriguez [5:56]
    6. Mambonicks: The Palladium & Its Dancers [8:46]
    7. I Love Lucy & Latin Music Across the US [3:28]
    8. The Secret Latin Sounds of Rock n Roll [3:57]
    9. Bill Graham & the Evolution of the Santana Blues Band [6:57]
    10. A Superstar Is Born: Carlos Santana at Woodstock [3:24]
    11. Credits [1:50]
    1. Introduction [2:26]
    2. The Birth of Boogaloo [4:50]
    3. Willie Colón, Hector Lavoe & Fania Records [4:25]
    4. Nuyorican Identify, New Latin Sounds [8:30]
    5. Salsa: From the Cheetah Club to the Latin Sound of the 70s [4:38]
    6. Our Latin Thing & the Fania All-Stars [6:28]
    7. Yankee Stadium, Celia Cruz, and Salsa the Movie [8:09]
    8. Salsa's International Success [3:07]
    9. Politics, Society & Salsa: Ruben Blades & Willie Colón [5:51]
    10. The End of Fania Records [5:19]
    11. Credits [1:52]
    Disc #2 -- Latin Music U.S.A.
    1. Introduction [2:58]
    2. C'Mon Let's Go: Richie Valens [8:00]
    3. Masking Mexican-American Identites [3:16]
    4. A New Musical Identity: Little Joe y la Familia [7:58]
    5. Country Music en Español: Freddy Fender [6:51]
    6. Rediscovering Heritage: Los Lobos & Flaco Jimenez [9:28]
    7. Linda Ronstadt & Her Father's Songs [3:12]
    8. Selena, the Queen of Tejano [8:37]
    9. A New Wave: Los Tigres del Norte [2:23]
    10. Credits [1:53]
    1. Introduction [3:23]
    2. Latin Music & "Mainstream" Pop [2:33]
    3. Gloria Estefan & the Miami Sound [6:57]
    4. A New Sound in Salsa [7:10]
    5. Ricky Martin: Livin' la Vida Loca [5:52]
    6. J. Lo, Marc Anthony & the Latin Wave [3:45]
    7. Miami Sizzles, Shakira Rides the Pop Wave [6:32]
    8. A Sound from the Streets: Reggaetón [8:30]
    9. In the Heights Hits Broadway, Juanes Rocks en Español [5:05]
    10. Credits [1:34]

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    Latin Music Usa 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    JEBurk More than 1 year ago
    I caught the series on PBS when it originally aired and found it capitvating because I love Latin music. I spent time in Peru this summer with friends who spent long hours discussing differnet genres of music that to me were merely 'Latin'. This series came along and filled in the many gaps in my education. It also helped me make connections between the bits and pieces of the Latin music scenen with which I was familiar and the bigger picture of which I was completely unaware. I also really liked the broad histoical perspective from contmeporary Latin stars like Juanes and Shakira to rock classics like Carlos Santana to Latin music royalty like Celia Cruz, Tito Puente, and their predecessors. I have since used the series as a basis for lectures on Latin muysic in my Introduction to Latin American Studies class. The fact that the series makes connections between trends in Latin America and popular culture in the US helped me bring home the message to my students that 'Latin America' is NOT some far away place, not even in our 'backyard'; it is here in our front yards, in our streets and in our American souls.