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The Smithsonian Institute Honors Latin Music with A New Exhibition

By July 12, 2011

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The Smithsonian Institute has opened a new exhibition honoring Latin music. The title of this work is American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music. The exhibition includes a mix of panels, graphic works, audio material and musical instruments related to the development of Latin music in the United States.

American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music takes a look at the contributions that Latin music artists have produced in the US since the 1940s. The exhibition is an opportunity to explore the social conditions that provoked the birth of legendary stars like Tito Puente, Celia Cruz and Selena.

Geographically speaking, this unique cultural event focuses on five cities that have been shape to a large extent by Latinos. The exhibition covers the evolution of Latin music in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco and San Antonio.

American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music will run between July and October at the Ripley Center in Washington DC. If you like Latin music and have the chance to be in the nation's capital during this time of the year, this exhibition is definitely a nice opportunity to learn more about the sabor (flavor) that has defined Latin music throughout the years.

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