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Latin Music USA
Latin Music USA
Airs Friday, April 28 and Friday, May 5 at 9/8C. Check local listings.
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The Legends: Shakira
With the help of producer Emilio Estefan, Shakira became an international superstar.
Clip: Ep8 | 4m 38s
The Legends: Jennifer Lopez
"She’s sort of our 21st century Marilyn Monroe... She is beyond singer. She is this icon."
Clip: Ep8 | 2m 16s
The Legends: Tego and Daddy Yankee
Tego Calderón and Daddy Yankee brought reggaetón from Latin America to mainstream US.
Clip: Ep8 | 4m 1s
The Legends: Juanes
"I sing in Spanish... but I play my guitar in English."
Clip: Ep8 | 2m 3s
The Legends: Lin-Manuel Miranda
Before "Hamilton", there was "In The Heights".
Clip: Ep8 | 3m 15s
The Legends: Gloria and Emilio Estefan
“Too Cuban for Americans and too American for Cubans,” executives predicted.
Clip: Ep8 | 4m 30s
The Legends: Ricky Martin
“…Unabashedly pop…” wrote a Time magazine critic. “But …saved by its Latin soul.”
Clip: Ep8 | 3m 5s
Miami's Cultural Mix
Miami sits at the center of the Latin music explosion.
Clip: Ep8 | 1m 49s
The Legends: Los Tigres del Norte
Los Tigres del Norte has become the most famous band mainstream America never heard of.
Clip: Ep7 | 2m 44s
La Pistola y El Corazon
"It was cool that some kid in Tokyo was going to be able to listen to a huapango."
Clip: Ep7 | 2m 10s
The Legends: Los Lobos
The Chicano renaissance inspired these young rockers to explore their musical roots.
Clip: Ep7 | 2m 32s
The Legends: Linda Ronstadt
"Making that record just helped cement my personality back together again."
Clip: Ep7 | 3m 19s
The Legends: Ritchie Valens
"A Mexican Rock and Roll? There ain’t no such thing."
Clip: Ep7 | 4m 37s
The Day the Music Died
"I went in and cried. I still cry a little. Yeah. He was my son; he had become my son."
Clip: Ep7 | 3m 9s
The Legends: Freddy Fender
Meet El Bebop Kid.
Clip: Ep7 | 4m 19s
The Legends: Johnny Pacheco and the Fania All-Stars
Learn about the birth of the Fania record label.
Clip: Ep6 | 1m 46s
Latin Boogaloo was a fusion of traditional Latin rhythms, R&B and Rock.
Clip: Ep6 | 2m 9s
The Legends: Willie Colón
Willie Colón took the image of the gangster and exploited it.
Clip: Ep6 | 2m 55s
The Birth of Salsa
"That was one of the most amazing nights that you could ever witness in music."
Clip: Ep6 | 2m 40s
The Legends: Héctor Lavoe
Héctor Lavoe's distinct sound left a lasting impression on Latin music in the US.
Clip: Ep6 | 1m 4s
Willie Colón & Rubén Blades: Siembra
Willie Colón and Rubén Blades's Siembra became an instant hit.
Clip: Ep6 | 2m 33s
Willie Colón's La Murga
Learn about the creation of one of Fania's best-selling albums, Asalto Navideño.
Clip: Ep6 | 2m 52s
The Legends: Celia Cruz
The addition of Celia Cruz to Fania brought some show biz glamour for the record label.
Clip: Ep6 | 2m 11s