Resources

Books

Cocinando! Fifty Years of Latin Cover Art (2005) by Pablo Yglesias
Yglesias collects cover art across a wide range of Latino music: mambo, salsa, bossa nova, tropicália, Latin jazz and rock.
Faces of Salsa: A History of the Music (2003) by L.P. Fuentes
An award-winning Cuban novelist interviews famous salsa musicians about their lives and music.
Land of a Thousand Dances: Chicano Rock ‘n' Roll from Southern California (1998) by David Reyes and Tom Waldman
This volume tells the story of Southern California's Chicano rock scene, from Ritchie Valens to Los Lobos.
The Latin Beat: The Rhythms and Roots of Latin Music, from Bossa Nova to Salsa and Beyond (2003) by Ed Morales
Ed Morales explores a wide range of Latino musical forms and their cultural roots.
The Latin Tinge: The Impact of Latin American Music on the United States (2nd Ed.) (1999) by John Storm Roberts
A comprehensive review of Latino music in the United States, from the merengue wave to salsa and nortena music to the fusion styles of Cubop and Latin rock.

Web Sites

A resource from the Smithsonian Institution about Cuban-American salsa musician Celia Cruz.
A resource of the Smithsonian Institution about corridos called Corridos sin Fronteras (Ballads without Borders). The interactive timeline of Latino history featured in this Web site is highly recommended.
Internet radio playing a variety of Latino music and DJs.
Musical components related to Cuban music.
Dedicated to Lalo Guerrero by his son Mark Guerrero.
A resource on the religious and secular music of residents of rural northern New Mexico and southern Colorado.
This article from the Texas State Historical Association describes the impact of Tejana singers.

Music

Tejano All Stars featuring "Cuatro Caminos" (originally recorded 1995)
by Laura Canales
Land of 1000 Dances: The Complete Rampart Recordings
by Cannibal and the Headhunters featuring "Land of 1000 Dances" (originally recorded 1965)
Very Best of Celia Cruz
by Celia Cruz featuring "Quimbara" (originally recorded 1974)
Bang! Bang! Push, Push, Push
by Joe Cuba featuring "Bang Bang" (originally recorded 1966)
20th Century Masters - Millennium Collection: The Best of El Chicano
by El Chicano featuring "Viva Tirado" (originally recorded 1970)
Very Best of Gloria Estefan
by Gloria Estefan featuring "Rhythm is Gonna Get You" (originally recorded 1987)
Cheo
by Cheo Feliciano featuring "Anacaona" (originally recorded 1972)
The Best
by La Lupe featuring "Que te pedi" (originally recorded 1965)
15 Original Hits
by Isidro Lopez featuring "Sufriendo y Penando" (originally recorded 1960)
Wolf Tracks: The Best of Los Lobos
by Los Lobos featuring "Don't Worry, Baby" (originally recorded 1984)
Malo
by Malo featuring "Suavecito" (originally recorded 1972)
Ritmo Caliente
by Machito featuring "Babarabatiri" (originally recorded 1948)
Azucar Pa'ti
by Eddie Palmieri featuring "Oyelo Que Te Conviene" (originally recorded 1978)
Para Los Rumberos
by Tito Puente featuring "Para Los Rumberos" (originally recorded 1956)
The Best of Rosie & the Originals
by Rosie & the Originals featuring "Angel Baby" (originally recorded 1960)
The Best of Santana
by Santana featuring "No One to Depend On" (originally recorded 1971)
New Generation
by Tortilla Factory featuring "Cookin" (originally recorded 1973)

Films

Feature Films:
El Cantante (2007)
Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony star in this film biography of salsa musician Hector Lavoe. This film is rated "R."
La Bamba (1986)
The music that brought America to its feet and catapulted 17 year-old Ritchie Valens to rock 'n' roll stardom lives again in this film. Valens' music in the film was performed by Mexican-American rock band Los Lobos. This film is rated "PG."
Mambo Kings (1992)
Cuban brothers Cesar and Nestor try to break into the Latin music scene in 1950s New York City; based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love by Oscar Hijuelos. This film is rated "R."
Selena (1997)
Jennifer Lopez portrays Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla in a biopic produced two years after the phenomenally popular singer's death. Lopez lip-synched to tracks of Selena's voice for the film. This film is rated "PG."

Documentaries:
Buena Vista Social Club (1999)
Carmen Miranda: Bananas is My Business (1995)
Roots (originally Routes) of Rhythm (1984)
Salsa: Latin Pop Music in the Cities (1979)
Selena Remembered (1997)

Museums

El Museo del Barrio, elmuseo.org
This New York City museum offers exhibitions and programs about Latin America and the Caribbean.
Museo Alameda, thealameda.org
This Smithsonian-affiliate museum in San Antonio, Texas, has the mission to "tell the story of the Latino experience in America through art, history and culture."
National Museum of Mexican Art, nationalmuseumofmexicanart.org
This Chicago museum is a resource on the fine and visual arts created by Mexican and Mexican Americans. Past exhibitions include The African Presence in México: From Yanga to the Present.
Program in Latino History and Culture at the National Museum of American History
A link to the Smithsonian's office for Latino programs in history and culture that includes collections, research opportunities and links to related exhibitions.