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Latin Music USA

Latin Music USA
The rich and distinctive sounds of Latin Music have inspired music in the U.S. for years. Discover the new and classic Latin music infused with the sounds of jazz, reggae and rock and how music has affected the Latino experience around the world. Revisit the classical genres of Latin music like the sounds of mambo, tejano, chicano and merengue.

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Hour 3: The Chicano Wave Air date: 10-19-2009 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1300181659/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false 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. /episodes/get/1595 /episode/1595 Latin Music USA: Hour 3: The Chicano Wave /episode-player/1595
Hora 3: La Onda Chicana Air date: 10-19-2009 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1300172390/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false En el tercer episodio, mexicoamericanos en California, Texas, y por todo el sur-occidente formar sus propios sonidos distintivos durante la segunda mitad del siglo XX. Su musica jugaria un papel importante en la lucha por los derechos civiles Chicanos, y en turno los lanzaria desde el barrio al... /episodes/get/1591 /episode/1591 Latin Music USA: Hora 3: La Onda Chicana /episode-player/1591
Hora 4: Divas y Superestrellas Air date: 10-18-2009 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1300188417/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false En el cuarto episodio, se enfoca en la explocion de la musica Pop Latino al final de los 90's que incluye los exitos de artistas como Ricky Martin, Gloria Estefan, y Shakira en el Mercado americano. Mientras los estudios se enfocaban en el Pop, los jovenes latinos giraban hacia fusiones urbanas -... /episodes/get/1592 /episode/1592 Latin Music USA: Hora 4: Divas y Superestrellas /episode-player/1592
Hour 4: Divas & Superstars Air date: 10-18-2009 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1300186085/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false 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... /episodes/get/1596 /episode/1596 Latin Music USA: Hour 4: Divas & Superstars /episode-player/1596
Hora 1: Puentes Air date: 10-14-2009 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1293768010/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false El primer episodio investiga el nacimiento de Latin Jazz y la explosión del Mambo y Cha-Cha-Chá que recorren los Estados Unidos de costa a costa. La música Latina se infiltra dentro de R&B y Rock and Roll durante los años 1960s. /episodes/get/1589 /episode/1589 Latin Music USA: Hora 1: Puentes /episode-player/1589
Hour 1: Bridges Air date: 10-13-2009 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1293753375/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Traces the rise of Latin Jazz and the explosion of the Mambo and the Cha Cha Cha as they sweep the US from East to West. Latin Music infiltrates R&B and Rock and Roll through the 1960s. /episodes/get/1593 /episode/1593 Latin Music USA: Hour 1: Bridges /episode-player/1593
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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.
Air date: 09/14/2009
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1253191699/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false 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. /episodes/get/1597 /episode/1597 Latin Music USA: Preview /episode-player/1597
Hour 2: The Salsa Revolution
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.
Air date: 10/12/2009
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1293757593/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false 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. /episodes/get/1594 /episode/1594 Latin Music USA: Hour 2: The Salsa Revolution /episode-player/1594
Hora 2: La Revolucion de Salsa
Air date: 10/13/2009
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1293768029/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false /episodes/get/1590 /episode/1590 Latin Music USA: Hora 2: La Revolucion de Salsa /episode-player/1590
Hour 1: Bridges
Traces the rise of Latin Jazz and the explosion of the Mambo and the Cha Cha Cha as they sweep the US from East to West. Latin Music infiltrates R&B and Rock and Roll through the 1960s.
Air date: 10/13/2009
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1293753375/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Traces the rise of Latin Jazz and the explosion of the Mambo and the Cha Cha Cha as they sweep the US from East to West. Latin Music infiltrates R&B and Rock and Roll through the 1960s. /episodes/get/1593 /episode/1593 Latin Music USA: Hour 1: Bridges /episode-player/1593
Hora 1: Puentes
Air date: 10/14/2009
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1293768010/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false /episodes/get/1589 /episode/1589 Latin Music USA: Hora 1: Puentes /episode-player/1589
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