Sounds of Cultura (SOC)
Original Airdate: 2013-09-05
Learn about the Latin sound of 99 year old bandleader Rafael "Chapito" Chavarria, whose signature musical style combined popular Mexico City tropical rhythms of the 1940s and 1950s. with American swing and jitterbug. Singer Ray "Gumbi" Salazar and Musical Director for the "Chapito!" documentary and Phoenix College instructor for Liberal Arts and Sciences, Devon Leal Bridgewater discuss the history of Chapito Chavarria and a documentary set to be released about him.