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Latin Music U.S.A. DVD
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Item No.: LMUS601
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LATIN MUSIC USA highlights the great American music created by Latinos, and celebrates the Latin rhythms at the heart of jazz, rock, country, and rhythm and blues. It's a fresh take on American musical history, reaching across five decades to portray the rich mix of sounds created by Latinos and embraced by all. Narrated by Jimmy Smits.
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PBSLatin Music U.S.A. DVD
 
4.5

(based on 24 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent!

We enjoyed the Program when aired soooo much that we are ordering the DVD now! Excellent!
It's the "story" of Latin Music in USA. What...Read complete review

We enjoyed the Program when aired soooo much that we are ordering the DVD now! Excellent!
It's the "story" of Latin Music in USA. What "bang" did some people miss ????
There was enough rythm to get you up the couch and DANCE!
Monika

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Machito to Boogaloo? Really????

With regard to the Latin Jazz and Salsa portions, this is a very interesting and complex documentary , thus, I understand how many important individuals and facts with regard to Latin music in NYC...Read complete review

With regard to the Latin Jazz and Salsa portions, this is a very interesting and complex documentary , thus, I understand how many important individuals and facts with regard to Latin music in NYC had to take a back seat. I think, however, not having a segment on the DVD focusing on Arsenio Rodriguez's contributions to Latin music in NYC and what eventually became known as "Mambo" then "Salsa" is absurd - to say the least. All you had to do was ask Pacheco, Harlow, or Colon how may of Arsenio's masterpieces have been re-arranged under the so-called genre "Salsa." I was surprised that the PBS website mentions Arsenio's contributions in its "Find out More" section for Latin Music USA, but the documentary fails to even show a photo of, in my opinion, the "Father" of so-called Salsa. Why? This oversight equates to a documentary on American Blues and Rock and Roll not mentioning Robert Johnson. Yeah... That bad folks...

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5.0

This is a GREAT documentary of Latin Music!

By Titi Lizzy

from NYC originally, Long Island now

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      Comments about PBS Latin Music U.S.A. DVD:

      I couldn't sit down watching this series. I soooo enjoyed hearing the rhythms I grew up with and danced to in the '70's and '80's and hearing how that wonderful sound came to be. I'm recommending this to my sister and cousins who lived through this exciting musical time with me!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best way to learn some great history

      By sal

      from Watervliet, MI

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      Comments about PBS Latin Music U.S.A. DVD:

      I love this so much that I have made it a point to gift it to the younger generation in my family. I lived through one era and remember my parents music from another.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A Brilliant Historical Document

      By Monty in Queens

      from Queens, NY

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      Comments about PBS Latin Music U.S.A. DVD:

      This was a brilliant, beautiful and fun look inside the history of Latinos in America told through the story of music. I loved the piece and bought the DVD for my 65-year old Nuyorican mother-in-law and she called me and thanked me profusely saying that she was transfixed for the whole four hours. She thought she knew just about everything about Salsa music but this was an education even for her. This is a brilliant cultural document.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Hard to sit still while watching

      By kjc414

      from Wichita, KS

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      Comments about PBS Latin Music U.S.A. DVD:

      This is such an informative and entertaining series. I knew a little about Latin Music in the USA but this introduced me to so much more. With all the great music and musicians included in the film it was hard to not get up and dance while watching it.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Transborder music adds spice to life

      By selpaguy

      from Red Bluff

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      Comments about PBS Latin Music U.S.A. DVD:

      Particularly for the novice this DVD ia a wonderful introduction to the variety and tempos of music that crosses our southern border.

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