A CELEBRATION OF LATINO MUSIC
TO DEBUT NOV. 16 ON HBO AND HBO LATINO AND BE
SIMULCAST IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN;
TOMMY MOTTOLA IS EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
HBO Documentary Film Features Grammy-Winning Artists, Including: Marc Anthony, Gloria Estefan, Jose Feliciano, Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin, Rita Moreno, Pitbull, Romeo Santos, Shakira, Thalía And Many More; John Leguizamo narrates.
THE LATIN EXPLOSION celebrates the artists and visionaries who have exploded onto the U.S. music scene and gone on to become global superstars, showing how they have influenced every aspect of American society, from culture to politics to the economy.
The film ranges from the cha-cha and mambo crazes of the ‘50s, with Desi Arnaz and Rita Moreno, and the edgier ‘60s, reflected by Carlos Santana and Jose Feliciano, to the exciting new sound of salsa in the ‘70s and the emergence of superstars Gloria Estefan and Emilio Estefan in the ‘80s.
THE LATIN EXPLOSION also spotlights the Latino boom of the late ‘90s, led by Ricky Martin, Shakira, Mark Anthony and Jennifer Lopez, and today’s hottest stars, Pitbull and Romeo Santos. Some of the featured artists discuss how their crossover hits have played a role in defining the American experience, setting the stage for today’s Latin Explosion.
ON HBO AND HBO LATINO NOVEMBER 16, 2015
THE LATIN EXPLOSION: A NEW AMERICA
Directed and produced by Emmy® winners and Oscar® nominees Matthew O’Neill and Jon Alpert
Created by and executive produced by Tommy Mottola
Executive producer, Sheila Nevins
Supervising producer, Sara Bernstein
Produced by Xochitl Dorsey
Edited by Gladys Murphy and David Meneses
Producer, Jeb Brien
Consulting producer, Dan Chaykin