Episodes 6

December 16, 2020

Latin America's rock movement was sparked by Ritchie Valens' "La Bamba" and the Beatles but found its own voice in youth and resistance to dictatorship.

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December 16, 2020

When the band Peace and Love began chanting, "We got the power!" at the first rock festival in Mexico in 1971, the government responded by banning rock.

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December 16, 2020

After the fall of the Argentine dictatorship in 1983 and the Mexico City earthquake in 1985, rock explodes with ingenuity. And it's all in Spanish.

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December 16, 2020

Argentina's Soda Stereo was the first all-hemispheric hitmakers, followed by Mexico's Caifanes and Los Prisioneros from Pinochet's Chile.

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December 16, 2020

Mexico's Café Tacvba fuses rock and folk traditions while Aterciopelados, rising with MTV Latin America, does the same with Colombian beats and sounds.

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A New Era

December 16, 2020

Anger about social injustice infuses Latin American rock after the Zapatista uprising, paving the way for reggaeton and rap and new female rockers.

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