American Flavor Did you know that Marvin Gaye's classic song "Got to Give it Up" is influenced by the cha-cha-chá? And that the cha-cha-chá has been a part of U.S mainstream music for decades? Latino contributions to American pop music are present everywhere from salsa to punk and jazz to hip-hop and they're all celebrated in a book titled "American Sabor: Latinos and Latinas in U.S. Popular Music." One of the authors, ethnomusicologist Marisol Berríos-Miranda, joins Latino USA to discuss some of these Latino music histories— from salsa to Selena — that have left a legacy within the American soundscape.
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Did you know that Marvin Gaye's classic song "Got to Give it Up" is influenced by the cha-cha-chá? And that the cha-cha-chá has been a part of U.S mainstream music for decades? Latino contributions to American pop music are present everywhere from salsa to punk and jazz to hip-hop and they're all celebrated in a book titled "American Sabor: Latinos and Latinas in U.S. Popular Music." One of the authors, ethnomusicologist Marisol Berríos-Miranda, joins Latino USA to discuss some of these Latino music histories— from salsa to Selena — that have left a legacy within the American soundscape.