Latin Music 101
By Carlos Quintana, About.com Guide
- Defining Latin Music
- History, Culture and Society
- Essential Artists
- Genres and Styles
- Music To Begin With
Defining Latin Music
An introduction to the main features that define Latin music.
History, Culture and Society
Latin music is much more than dancing and fun music to listen to. Learn where Latin music comes from and see how it touches the world we live in.
- Latin Music History
- Latin Music and Society
- Latin Music and Politics
- Narcocorrido - Overview of Mexico's Drug Ballads
If you are just getting into Latin music, these are some essential names you need to know about Latin music.
- Latin Music Legends
- Famous Latino Singers and Artists
- Top 10 Most Influential Brazilian Artists
- Essential Latin Rock Artists
- Top Latin Urban Artists
Genres and Styles
An overview of the most popular genres as well as traditional styles in Latin music.
Music To Begin With
A selection of classic and contemporary albums and playlist to start traveling around the Latin music universe.
- 'Master Sessions Volume 1' - Cachao (Cuban Music)
- 'MTV Unplugged: Los Tigres del Norte & Friends' - Los Tigres del Norte (Norteno)
- Greatest Salsa Songs (Salsa)
- 'Tribalistas' - Tribalistas (Brazilian Music)
- 'Illustrated Songs' - Gaby Moreno (Latin Alternative)
- Classic Reggaeton Songs (Reggaeton)