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America's Music Presents Latin Rhythm From Mambo to Hip Hop

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Petty Auditorium

Latin Music, USA: Episode One: Bridges (23 min)
This film excerpt explores mambo, the Cuban hybridof traditional danson fused with syncopated Afro-Caribbean rhythms that migrated to New York City from Havana in the 1940s. Further innovated by the great barrio-born Latin band leaders of the time, including Perez Prado and Tito
Puente, mambo became a huge music and dance craze that swept the country.

From Mambo to Hip Hop: A South Bronx Tale (24 minutes)
This exuberant documentary celebrates the cultural life of one of America’s worst urban slums in the 1970s, New York’s South Bronx. It was here, home to many Latin performers from mambo’s heyday that hip hop originated.

Presented by Scott Paulin

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