Riding The Latin Dance Wave

Being a collector of Latin artists, Joe Bataan, Ricardo Marerro & Sabu to labels such as Disco Fuentes and Arieto, means this four-part documentary is a bit of a treat for me.

Latin Music USA on the BBC takes you through the history of the Afro-Cuban sound that swept America [40s-70s], attracting all-sorts from gangsters to the celebrities at the New York Palladium, it sheds light on the origins of salsa, mambo, rumba rhythms and their impact on the mainstream via the mean streets of Havana to their arrival in Spanish Harlem, plus crate diggers know how deadly a crisp Latin drum break is on vinyl. Get schooled!

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