Latin Music USA

The Legends: Machito and his Afro-Cubans

Clip: Episode 5 | 1m 40s

An immediate success in El Barrio, Machito and his Afro-Cubans became a bridge between worlds when they also found success with white audiences in midtown Manhattan, becoming the house band at the La Conga Club for three years. LATIN MUSIC USA airs Friday, April 28 and Friday, May 5 at 9/8C on PBS (check local listings). Image credit: William Gottlieb

Aired: 10/13/09

Rating: NR

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LATIN MUSIC USA is a WGBH/BBC co-production. Major funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Additional funding provided by the National Endowment for the Arts and Latino Public Broadcasting.