Yes, BREAK IT ALL: The History of Rock in Latin America is now available on USA Netflix. It arrived for online streaming on January 21, 2022
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Soda Stereo, Café Tacvba, Aterciopelados and others figure in this 50-year history of Latin American rock through dictatorships, disasters and dissent.Watch on Netflix
Latin America's rock movement was sparked by Ritchie Valens' "La Bamba" and the Beatles but found its own voice in youth and resistance to dictatorship.
When the band Peace and Love began chanting, "We got the power!" at the first rock festival in Mexico in 1971, the government responded by banning rock.
After the fall of the Argentine dictatorship in 1983 and the Mexico City earthquake in 1985, rock explodes with ingenuity. And it's all in Spanish.
Argentina's Soda Stereo was the first all-hemispheric hitmakers, followed by Mexico's Caifanes and Los Prisioneros from Pinochet's Chile.
Mexico's Café Tacvba fuses rock and folk traditions while Aterciopelados, rising with MTV Latin America, does the same with Colombian beats and sounds.
Anger about social injustice infuses Latin American rock after the Zapatista uprising, paving the way for reggaeton and rap and new female rockers.
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