CLASSIC : FROM MAMBO TO HIP HOP

Since we are in the mood for hip hop documentaries, lets not miss this one out. The Bronx and the latino kings who has influenced everything from hip hop to electronic dance music. But again, it's about the breaks, breakbeat music, music that makes one dance.

This classic Hip-Hop documentary by Henry Chalfant tells a story about the creative life of the South Bronx, beginning with the Puerto Rican migration and the adoption of Cuban rhythms to create the New York salsa sound; continuing with the fires that destroyed the neighborhood but not the creative spirit of its people; chronicling the rise of hip hop from the ashes; and ending with reflections on the power of the neighborhood's music to ensure the survival of several generations of its residents, and, in the process, take the world's pop culture by storm.

This is the beginning-of-hip-hop documentary told by the latinos.

 

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