Latin Music Genre List

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Latin music is an essential part of the music scene. From the fusion of Latin rhythms with popular music, to selling millions of records, Latin music has been the soundtrack of the world’s biggest stars. It captures the essence of Latin America’s rich musical heritage and continues to be one of the most popular music genres.

Latin Music Genre List

  • Latin
    • Bossa Nova (with thx to Marcos José Sant’Anna Magalhães & Alex Ede for the reclassification)
    • Bolero
    • Baladas y Boleros
    • Baithak Gana
    • Bachata
    • Argentine tango (gracias P. Moth & Sandra Sanders)
    • Alternativo & Rock Latino
    • Brazilian
      • Zouk-Lambada
      • Tropicalia
      • Tecnobrega
      • Samba Rock
      • Samba
      • Pagode
      • Música Sertaneja
      • Música Popular Brasileira
      • Maracatu
      • Lambada
      • Funk Carioca
      • Frevo
      • Forró
      • Choro
      • Brega
      • Brazilian Rock
      • Bossa Nova
      • Axé
  • Zouk
  • Twoubadou
  • Timba
  • Tejano
  • Son
  • Soca
  • Salsa y Tropical
  • Regional Mexicano
  • Reggaeton y Hip-Hop
  • Ranchera
  • Raison
  • Raíces
  • Punta Rock
  • Punta
  • Portuguese fado (and again Sandra Sanders)
  • Pop Latino
  • Nuevo Flamenco (and again Michael Tafoya)
  • Merengue Típico (thank you Jeff Ortiz)
  • Mariachi
  • Latin Jazz
  • Huayno
  • Flamenco / Spanish Flamenco (thank you Michael Tait Tafoya & Sandra Sanders)
  • Cumbia (gracias Richard Kemp)
  • Criolla
  • Contemporary Latin
  • Chicha

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