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Latinos in U.S. Popular Music

The traveling exhibit "American Sabor" displays pulsing sounds, sights and lyrics

  • Desi Arnaz

    In 1937, entertainer Desi Arnaz, who had fled Cuba for Miami after the 1933 Batista takeover, introduced the conga line to Miami Beach. His 1947 hit single “Babalú” and his starring role in the TV show I Love Lucy helped popularize Latin music as fun and lighthearted. — LP jacket courtesy Experience Music Project

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