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Ritchie Valens in Latin Music USA

Latin Music USA

2009 NR

In this PBS documentary, host Jimmy Smits is your guide through the history and influence of Latino music in America, from the mambo clubs of the mid-20th century to the Latin pop explosion that kicked off the new millennium. The film relates the stories of salsa great Marc Anthony, Texas conjunto maestro Flaco Jiménez, pop songstress Linda Rondstadt and many others, while bringing light to the significance of this music in American culture.

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