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New York Welcomes American Sabor with a Distinctive Latin Beat

Intoxicating rhythms filled the air as guests moved to the beats of mambo, salsa and Latin Jazz at the April 19th opening of American Sabor: Latinos in U.S.

Behind the Scenes: American Sabor

At the exhibition you’ll learn that music that is considered deeply “American” like Richard Berry’s 1955 rock n’ roll hit, “Louie Louie,” is built on the rhythmic foundation of Latin sounds. In the case of “Louie Louie,” it’s the cha-cha-chá. Check out The Kingsmen version below to hear for yourself. Was there one musician that the curatorial team wishes they could have included in the exhibition? Yes, José Feliciano.