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Roots of Rhythm (1984– )

TV Series | Music

A three-part historical survey of the African musical roots of Latin Jazz, Salsa, and popular genres. Featuring narration by Harry Belafonte, this documentary traces the evolution of Latin Music from Africa itself into the twentieth ...See moreA three-part historical survey of the African musical roots of Latin Jazz, Salsa, and popular genres. Featuring narration by Harry Belafonte, this documentary traces the evolution of Latin Music from Africa itself into the twentieth century with the advent of Afro-Cuban Jazz (or Latin Jazz) and later the advent of Latin pop sounds by such artists as Gloria Estefan. A musical journey for historians, musicians, and music lovers alike. Written by L. J. Allen-2 See less
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1984 (United States)

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Harry Belafonte
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Desi Arnaz
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Rubén Blades
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Celia Cruz
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Xavier Cugat
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Gloria Estefan
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Dizzy Gillespie
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Tito Puente
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8.1 / 10 | 16 votes