Roots of Rhythm | Harry Belafonte

Latin music has always been a fixture in American popular culture, but its history reflects centuries of change and complexity from diverse sources. Roots of Rhythm traces the development of this exciting musical genre, going back 500 years across three continents. Belafonte, the host, quotes a poet who said, "Cuban music is a love affair between the African drum and the Spanish guitar."

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Tito Puente, Desi Arnaz, Celia Cruz, Ruben Blades, Gloria Estefan, Dizzy Gillespie, King Sunny Ade, the Miami Sound Machine, and many others.