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American Latin Music

Rumba Rhythms, Bossa Nova, and the Salsa Sound · American Music Milestones

by Matt Doeden Author · Intuitive Narrator

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Audisee® eBooks with Audio combine professional narration and sentence highlighting to engage reluctant readers! The crowd sways to the melodic strumming of a bossa nova guitarist.
A vocalist belts out lyrics that blend English and Spanish.
Couples dance to salsa's syncopated rhythms.
These are the sounds of Latin music.

Before Latin music exploded into the mainstream in the 1990s, it was on the sidelines of American pop. Ritchie Valens fused Latin dance music with rock. Julio Iglesias popularized Latin ballads in the United States. And Gloria Estefan was the first crossover artist. But after Ricky Martin's "Livin' La Vida Loca" exploded onto the pop scene in 1999, Latin music took center stage.

Follow the evolution of Latin music through the decades. Learn how its distinct sounds and catchy rhythms have been integrated into American pop. Discover how it is used for political expression. And read more about stars such as Victor Jara, Selena, and Shakira.

Publication Details

Publisher:
Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint:
Lerner Digital ™
Publication Date:
2014
Series:
American Music Milestones

Format

  • OverDrive Read

Matt Doeden (Author)

Matt Doeden began his career as a sports writer. Since then, he's spent more than a decade writing and editing children's nonfiction. Matt lives in Minnesota with his family.

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