Aired Wednesday September 8th, 2010 at 8:00 pm on KUED HD Ch. 7.1
Did you know Salsa came from New York? That the Kingsmen's "Louie Louie" is a cha cha chá? That rap meet reggae to make Reggaetón?
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, KUED will premiere Latin Music USA on Wednesday, September 8 and 15 at 8:00 p.m. The four-hour documentary series celebrates the Latin rhythms at the heart of jazz, rock, country and blues and highlighting the great American music created by Latinos.
Revealing the Latin sounds that have influenced the music of great American artists from the Drifters to the Isley Brothers to Santana, the documentary touches the hearts of music lovers everywhere and anyone who likes to dance. In documenting America's Latin music tradition, the program chronicles parts of American history.
Latin Music USA is narrated by acclaimed Golden Globe and Emmy-award winning actor Jimmy Smits and features up-close and personal stories of Latino artists Celia Cruz, Carlos Santana, the Fania All-Stars, Shakira, Gloria Estefan and Ricky Martin, along with exclusive interviews and never-before-seen footage.
The life experiences of the artists featured in the documentary reveal how Latinos have reinvented their music in the United States and forged new identities within this country, while never losing sight of their own rich traditions.
"Latin Music USA is a cornerstone of PBS' celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month this year," says James Davie, KUED Director of Programming. "It's a film for everyone who loves to explore music, dance and American history and their fascinating connections to our overall culture."
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