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GRAMMY Museum and Rock and Roll Forever Foundation Present: The Latin Rhythms Of Despacito

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Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s global smash hit “Despacito” needs little introduction. Though this song blazed a trail between international audiences, so much of its roots trace back to the rhythms and instrumentation of other Latin American music genres. Despacito embraces sounds from Puerto Rican rural music to Columbian Cumbia. Join us as we uncover the role of Latin American music genres in the history of American Pop music.

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Age Group: Grades K – 8