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American Sabor: Latinos in US Popular Music


Courtesy of Johan KugelbergCourtesy of Johan Kugelberg American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music, a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian, presents the musical contributions of U.S. Latinos from the 1940s to the present, exploring the social history and individual creativity that produced stars like Tito Puente, Ritchie Valens, Celia Cruz, Carlos Santana, and Selena.
Created by EMP Museum, the University of Washington, and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, “American Sabor,” its national tour and its related programs are made possible by Ford Motor Company Fund.  
Accompanying the exhibition will be a display of materials on Latino music and dance from 1908 to 1940 from The Library for the Performing Arts' collections. It will focus on popular, dance and concert music from Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and South American in the early years of recorded sound and radio.  A series of public programs will include screenings of documentaries and feature films about Latino music, concerts, concerts by student ensembles, and bi-lingual poetry slams at the Library for the Performing Arts and branches in The Bronx, Manhattan and Staten Island, will be scheduled in May and June, 2013.