KLRU Community Screenings: Latin Music USA

Tuesday, September 15
Screening starts at 7 p.m.; doors open at 6 p.m.
KLRU’s Austin City Limits Studio 6A
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This fall KLRU will launch a Community Screenings project. The purpose of KLRU Community Screenings is to use television programs to create discussion around important topics. Each month KLRU invites the community to come together to get a sneak peak at an upcoming show or series and to get a chance to connect with others.  All programs will be free and open to the public.

KLRU’s first Community Screenings event is a preview of Latin Music USA on September 15 at KLRU’s Austin City Limits Studio. The free screening starts at 7 p.m. A panel discussion on Austin’s Latin Music scene featuring Michael Crockett, host of KUT’s Horizontes, and Rich Garza, cofounder of the Pachanga! Festival, will immediately follow the screening.

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 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. This documentary will be broadcast on KLRU in October.