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East Side Story

Episode 1 of 4

Series revealing the musical and social impact of Latin music in the USA. This part examines how Afro-Cuban music has affected jazz, pop rhythms and dance styles.

The first of a four-part series revealing the deep musical and social impact of Latin music in the USA.

The massive success of Santana's innovative Latin-blues at the Woodstock Festival leads back in time to the first Cuban immigrants arriving, with their Afro-Cuban music, into the States. Using feature film clips, rare archive and location filming, the programme examines how Afro-Cuban music has impacted - since early last century - on jazz, pop rhythms and dance styles.

From Cuban rumba to New York mambo, Latin music enthralled 1950s America, challenging racial attitudes and changing the stereotypes projected in movies like West Side Story. It influenced Hollywood, TV sitcoms and 60s rock 'n' roll, as the Beatles and many American R&B bands absorbed Latin rhythms into the wider worlds of rock music, fashion and culture.

Featuring Carlos Santana, Cachao, Tito Puente, Dizzy Gillespie and the greatest names in Afro-Cuban music.

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Last on

Sun 22 Apr 2018 23:30

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Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • Santana

    Soul Sacrifice

  • Carlos Santana

    Improvisation

  • Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra

    Rhapsody in Blue

  • Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra

    The Melting Pot Medley

  • Orquestra de Enrique Peoa

    El Automovil

  • Pío Leyva

    A La Pelota Con Carlota

  • Panorama

    El Clarin de la Selva

  • Conjunto

    La Cartera (Sexteto Version)

  • Sidney Bechet

    You Can't Live In Harlem

  • Chick Webb

    Stompin' at the Savoy

  • Ray Santos

    Improvisation

  • Don Aspiazu and his Orchestra with Antonio Machin

    El Manisero (The Peanut Vendor)

  • Machito & his Afro Cubans

    Yambu

  • Machito & his Afro Cubans

    Nague

  • Machito & his Afro Cubans

    Tanga

  • Xavier Cugat

    Jungle Rhumba

  • Ricardo Montalban with Xavier Cugat and his Orchestra

    My Heart Beats Faster

  • Omara Portuondo

    Viente Anos

  • Candido Camero

    Manteca (Conga arrangement)

  • Dizzy Gillespie

    Salt Peanuts

  • Chris Washburne

    Improvisation

  • Dizzy Gillespie

    Cubana Bop

  • Dizzy Gillespie

    Manteca

  • Pío Leyva

    Ay! Cantando Mi Son

  • Noro Morales

    Mambo Coco

  • Machito and His Orchestra

    Mamboscope

  • Tito Rodríguez

    Yamboro

  • Bobby Sanabria

    Improvisation

  • Tito Puente

    Improvisation

  • Machito & his Afro Cubans

    Mambo Inn

  • Patti Page

    How Much Is That Doggie In The Window?

  • Machito & his Afro Cubans

    Cuban Fantasy

  • Xavier Cugat

    Cuban Mambo

  • Ed Sullivan Show Orchestra

    After Supper

  • Augie Rodriguez

    Improvisation

  • Cast of West Side Story

    America

  • Vaughan Monro

    They Were Doing The Mambo

  • Pérez Prado

    Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White

  • Desi Arnaz & Lucille Ball - That Means I Love You

  • The Beatles

    A Hard Day's Night

  • The Beatles

    Twist and Shout

  • The Drifters

    Save the Last Dance for Me

  • The Kingsmen

    Louie Louie

  • The Beatles

    Day Tripper

  • Machito & his Afro Cubans

    Freezelandia

  • Celia Cruz

    Caramelos

  • The Rascals

    Good Lovin'

  • Gábor Szabó

    Gypsy Queen

  • Grateful Dead

    Playing in the Band

  • Cliff Martinez

    No Swinging the Club in the Car

  • Johnny Pacheco

    Soy de Batabano

  • Santana

    Santana Jam

  • Celia Cruz & Fania All-Stars

    Bemba Colora

  • Johnny Colón

    Boogaloo Blues

  • Héctor Lavoe

    Mi Gente

  • 00:02

    Leonard Bernstein

    America

    Performer: Betty Wand. Performer: George Chakiris.
  • 00:03

    Ricky Martin

    Livin' La Vida Loca

  • 00:42

    Leonard Bernstein

    Dance At The Gym

  • 00:43

    Leonard Bernstein

    Prologue

  • 00:48

    The Beatles

    A Hard Day's Night

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Executive Producer Mark Cooper
Producer Jeremy Marre

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