Latin Music USA: Bridges & The Salsa Revolution

About This Episode

Trace the rise of Latin jazz and the explosion of the mambo and the cha-cha as they swept the U.S. from East to West and see how Latin music infiltrated rhythm and blues and rock ‘n’ roll through the 1960s.

“The Salsa Revolution”
Learn how Puerto Ricans and other Latinos in New York reinvented the son cubano and the plena from Puerto Rico by adding elements from soul and jazz to create salsa — which became a defining rhythm for Latinos the world over.

From Latin jazz and mambo to salsa, Tejano, Chicano rock, Latin pop and reggaeton, Latin Music USA explores the story of the rise of new American music forged from powerful Latin roots.