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Roots of rhythm

Author: Eugene RosowHoward DratchLinda PostHarry BelafonteGloria EstefanAll authors
Publisher: [United States] : Docurama ; New York, NY : New Video Group, 2001.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Traces the origins of Latin music from Spain and Africa to the New World (Program 1). Focuses on pop music developed in Cuba and examines how North Americans began to discover this island's musical treasures (Program 2). Shows how Spanish-African music has become the basic part of popular musical culture of the U.S. (Program 3).
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Ethnographic television programs
Nonfiction television programs
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Eugene Rosow; Howard Dratch; Linda Post; Harry Belafonte; Gloria Estefan; Tito Puente; Dizzy Gillespie; Desi Arnaz; Celia Cruz; Rubén Blades; Isaac Oviedo; Sunny Adé; Les Blank; Cultural Research and Communications, Inc.; KCET (Television station : Los Angeles, Calif.); Docurama (Firm); New Video Group.; Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
ISBN: 0767034783 9780767034784
OCLC Number: 46988952
Notes: Originally produced in 1989 with title: Routes of rhythm, and shown on PBS television.
Special features: Interactive menus, scene selection.
New York and Cuban music and dance sequences directed and photographed by Les Blank.
Credits: Cinematography, Les Blank ; editor, Eugene Rosow.
Performer(s): Host and narrator: Harry Belafonte.
Performers: Gloria Estefan, Tito Puente, Dizzy Gillespie, Desi Arnaz, Celia Cruz, Ruben Blades, Isaac Oviedo, Sunny "King" Ade.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (169 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, Dolby digital, stereo.
Contents: [pt. 1] Across the ocean --
[pt. 2] The fiery romance --
[pt. 3] To the top of the chart.
Other Titles: Routes of rhythm
Responsibility: a production of Cultural Research and Communication, Inc. in association with KCET Los Angeles ; produced and directed by Eugene Rosow and Howard Dratch ; written by Linda Post, Howard Dratch, Eugene Rosow.

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Traces the origins of Latin music from Spain and Africa to the New World (Program 1). Focuses on pop music developed in Cuba and examines how North Americans began to discover this island's musical treasures (Program 2). Shows how Spanish-African music has become the basic part of popular musical culture of the U.S. (Program 3).

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