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Music film series finale Saturday

POSTED: November 21, 2013 1:00 a.m.

The “America’s Music” film series exploring a different musical genre’s influence on American life will finish Saturday night at the University of North Georgia’s Gainesville campus.

“Latin Music USA” and the award-winning film “From Mambo to Hip-Hop: A South Bronx Tale,” are the focus on the final session in Room 3212 of the Martha T. Nesbitt Building, 3820 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood.

In “Latin Music,” the rise of Latin jazz with the great Machito and the explosion of the mambo with Pérez Prado will be examined. “Mambo to Hip-Hop” explores the creative life of the South Bronx, starting with the Puerto Rican migration and the adoption of Cuban rhythms to create the New York salsa sound.

The free session begins at 4 p.m. and will last about 90 minutes to two hours. Light refreshments will be provided.

RSVPs are appreciated to or 678-717-3658.

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