Review | American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Culture
Explore the historical significance of Latino musicians in American culture.
Hosted by the Puerto Rican Arts Alliance at PRAA/U.S. Bank Exhibit Hall, the Smithsonian’s interactive traveling exhibition “American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music” is as vibrant as the culture it represents. For this historical journey through San Francisco, Miami, Los Angeles, San Antonio and New York, tour the bright turquoise, orange, pink and gold ceiling-high cutouts, which highlight the musical contributions and influence of Latinos from the 1940s to present, including artists from Desi Arnaz to Daddy Yankee. Hands-on entertainment—a dance floor, a jukebox, a mixer and a tutorial station that walks visitors through playing “La Bamba” on a keyboard—may cause you to overlook Chicago’s absence from the exhibit. Through Oct 7 at 2958 N Milwaukee Ave (praachicago.org, 773-342-8865). Tue–Fri 11am–5pm, Sat, Sun 9:30am–1pm; free.