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Trio of salsa musicians to play again at N.Y. club

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The musicians credited with giving birth to salsa music will reunite to perform songs they wrote to capture the hopes and struggles of young Latinos in this country during the 1970s.

Johnny Pacheco, Larry Harlow and Ray Barretto are known for launching salsa at a New York nightclub called Cheetah on Aug. 26, 1971.

The concert was recorded and filmed for a documentary called "Our Latin Thing." It sparked a period of intense creativity fueled by the civil rights movement and the drive for cultural identity.

"We were singing songs of protest, love, politics, humanity," says Harlow.

Members of the so-called Fania All Stars planned their rare reunion appearance at the Hollywood Bowl during the Hollywood Salsa and Latin Jazz Festival on Saturday.