Tuesdays throughout October at 11:00 p.m.
From Latin jazz and mambo to salsa, Tejano, Chicano rock, Latin popand reggaeton, LATIN MUSIC USA tells the story of the rise of new American music forged from powerful Latin roots and reveals the often overlooked influence of Latin music on jazz, hip hop, rhythm and blues and rock 'n' roll - and on all of American culture. It's a fresh take on America's musical history, reaching across time and across musical genres to embrace the exciting hybrid sounds created by Latinos, musical fusions that have deepl yenriched popular music in the U.S. over more than five decades. Jimmy Smits narrates. Click here to see more on this program.
Friday, October 5 at 11:00 p.m.
Introducing Nathan Pacheco
Nathan Pacheco is seen in his first solo concert special for public television. Accompanied by renowned musicians, Pacheco performs beautiful original compositions along with newly created renditions of beloved classics. Though known best for his singing, Pacheco is also an avid composer. He has completed his debut album, writing and collaborating with multi-platinum composer/producer Leo-Z (Andrea Bocelli, Josh Groban). The album was largely completed in London at the legendary Air Lyndhurst Studios with London’s Philharmonia Orchestra and will be released in September of 2012 on Disney Pearl.
Friday, October 11 at 11:00 p.m.
House of Freedom, Tower of Dreams
HOUSE OF FREEDOM, TOWER OF DREAMS traces the historical, emotional and social significance of the Miami News Tower. The tower stands as a monument to all who passed through its doors, often evoking strong emotions in those who experience its beauty and grace. Built in 1925 as the headquarters for the Miami Daily News and Metropolis , the tower functioned as Miami's Ellis Island from 1962 to 1974. The Freedom Tower (as it was later renamed) served as the leading gateway to America for nearly half a million Cuban refugees. Playing host to many dreams and opportunities over the last 75 years, the tower remains a prominent figure in the history of South Florida.
Fridays throughout October at 11:00 p.m.
Voces on PBS
This four-part series showcases Latino artists, athletes and performers who reflect their culture while defying all expectations. From the housing projects of Brooklyn to a Mexican wrestling ring, from the ranches of California to the crumbling beauty of Castro’s Cuba, the programs shine a light on the unexpected.
Thursday, October 25 at 8 & 10:00 p.m.
Directed by Emmy award-winning filmmaker Joe Cardona, this new documentary offers a vibrant portrait of South Florida in the 1970s and 1980s. “El Open House is a story that brings all of our cultures together into an eclectic, unique blend. It’s a celebration of who we were, who we are and who we aspire to be” says Joe Cardona. The one-hour program explores the social, cultural and musical forces that shaped our region and created its distinct sound.