Item No: 5215


This DVD highlights the great American music created by Latinos, and celebrates Latin rhythms at the heart of jazz, rock, country, and rhythm & blues. It's a fresh take on American musical history, reaching across five decades to portray the rich mix of sounds created by Latinos and embraced by all.

BRIDGES: See the rise of Latin jazz with the great Machito and the explosion of the mambo with Perez Prado. Watch as Latin music infiltrates R&B and rock throughout the 1960s, from the Drifters to Santana and beyond.

THE SALSA REVOLUTION: Cuban Celia Cruz, 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 Colon, Hector Lavoe, and Ruben 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 reggaes' artists like Daddy Yankee and rapper Pit bull, while rock en español star Juanes becomes a global phenomenon.

Includes Printable Viewing Guide in English and Spanish (PDF) and two bonus videos with producer essays (PDF).

240 min. 2 DVDs.  Performance rights included with purchase.
Not Rated - Previewing this DVD recommended before showing to children; includes some content that may not be suitable for young children.

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