Latino musicians have had a great influence on traditional genres of music in the United States, including jazz, R&B, rock ‘n’ roll, and hip-hop. “American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music,” a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian, presents the musical contributions of U.S. Latinos and the influence of Latin music such as salsa, mambo, rumba, and cha-cha-cha. The exhibition will travel to 13 cities through 2015.
Listen to the audio and play with different genres of Latin music in the Music Mixer
Watch the video of interviews with musicians
- Play with the Music Mixer. What are the main similarities and differences with U.S. music?
- Choose one of the musicians interviewed. Watch the interview and write about him/her.
- What is your favorite type of music? Why do you like it?