Thank you to all who attended KLRU’s Community Screenings of the first episode of Latin Music USA. Special thanks to our panelists David Garza, Rich Garza and Michael Crockett. Remember to tune in to KLRU to watch the entire Latin Music USA series on Mondays, October 12 and 19.
Monday, October 12 at 8 p.m.
Episode One: Traces the rise of Latin jazz and the explosion of the mambo and
the cha cha chá as they sweep the US from east to West. Latin music infiltrates
R&B and rock and roll through the 1960s.
Monday, October 12 at 9 p.m.
Episode Two: 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.
Monday, October 19 at 8 p.m.
Episode Three: 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.
Monday, October 19 at 9 p.m.
Episode Four: Focuses on the Latin pop explosion in the English-language market. As studios concentrate on star-driven pop, Latino youth gravitate toward urban fusions – Spanish rap and reggaetón, as well as rock en español.