Latino musicians have had a profound influence on traditional genres of music in the United States, and including jazz, illness rhythm and blues, rock ’n’ roll and hip-hop. American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music, a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian, presents the musical contributions of U.S. Latinos from the 1940s to the present, exploring the social history and individual creativity that produced stars like Tito Puente, Ritchie Valens, Celia Cruz, Carlos Santana and Selena.

The exhibition will be on view at the Latino Cultural Center in Dallas, March 24 -June 17, 2012 and is free and open to the public. For additional information, call (214) 671-0045 or visit

Developed by EMP Museum and the University of Washington, and organized for travel by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), American Sabor will travel to 12 cities through 2015. The exhibition, its national tour and related programs are made possible by Ford Motor Company Fund.

“The impact of Latino musicians on American popular music moves beyond the unmistakable rhythms and dance,” said Anna R. Cohn, director of SITES. American Sabor tells the broader story of Latino communities and how their artistry expresses their experiences as Americans.”