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American Sabor [EN]
American Sabor is a 19-part series on Latino innovators in US pop music. This is the English language version.


# 19 Tejano Roots

University of Washington ethnomusicologist Francisco Orozco spotlights the roots of tejano (Latins living in Texas) music.

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# 18 Pre-Latin Rock

Ethnomusicologist Rob Carroll from the University of Washington Music School takes you to San Francisco where Latin musicians changed the face of rock and roll.

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# 17 Tejana Women

Join ethnomusicologist Francisco Orozco for a look at the strong women who made their mark with Latin music in Texas.

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# 16 Pachuco

Pachuco is a Mexican-American underground culture created by young people. Join UW’s Francisco Orozco for a taste of how this movement influenced pop music in the US.

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# 15 Reggaeton

Ethnomusicologist Shannon Dudley spotlights the popular style reggaeton and its impact on US pop.

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# 14 Hip-hop

Join Professor Shannon Dudley for a look at hip hop culture and its relationship to Latin music.

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# 13 Disco

University of Washington’s Shannon Dudley explores the meeting of Latin music and disco in US Pop.

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# 12 Caribbean Fusions

Ethnomusicologist Shannon Dudley spotlights the music of the Caribbean, its transformations and impact on US pop.

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# 11 Bugalu

Ethnomusicologists Shannon Dudley and Marisol Barrios-Miranda illuminate the artists and style of this legendary Latin genre and its part in US pop music.

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# 10 Eastside 60s Rock and Roll Revue

One of the most important Latino styles to take the stage in the US, Eastside style is explained by Professor Michelle Habell-Pallan from the University of Washington.

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# 9 Tejano Mix

Francisco Orozco honors Tejano (Mexicans living in Texas) musicians and their contributions to U.S. pop music since the 1920’s.

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# 8 Rumba, Mambo and Beyond

The mambo and other Latin rhythm styles influenced famous US musicians like James Brown and Marvin Gaye. University of Washington music professors Shannon Dudley and Marisol Berrios-Miranda give you the lowdown on rumba and it’s impact on US pop.

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# 7 Santana

Rob Carroll, a University of Washington ethnomusicologist paints a portrait of rock guitar legend Santana.

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# 6 Salsa

Ethnomusicologists Shannon Dudley and Marisol Berrios-Miranda illuminate the elements of this legendary Latin music style and it’s part in US pop music.

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# 5 Punk to Banda Rap

Professor Michelle Habell-Pallan traces the edge of pop music, and how Latino musicians have been among the bravest people to explore new styles and genres.

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# 4 Latin Rock

Ethnomusicologist Robert F. Carroll from the University of Washington Music School takes you to the all-too-unknown place where Latin musicians changed the face of rock and roll.

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# 3 Cha Cha

Ethnomusicologists Shannon Dudley and Marisol Barrios-Miranda focus in on cha cha cha rhythm and its infusion into US Pop songs.

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# 2 Women with Attitude

Latin women in the United States made a huge impact on US pop music. Michelle Habell-Pallan clues you in.

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# 1 Tejano Soul

University of Washington Ethnomusicologist Francisco Orozco spotlights chicano soul musicians.

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