What is latin music?

Latin music is popular music genre that has full spectrum of rhythms and styles from Latin America and the broader Latin world including musical fusions by Latinos in the US as well as genres and artists from European countries such as Portugal and Spain.

Latin music is mainly defined by four elements: Music style, geography, cultural background of the artist, and language. For the most part, geography refers to Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula. The cultural background includes artists from Latin America or artists with a Latin (Europe)/Latino (US) background. Language refers to Spanish and Portuguese.

These four elements interact in different ways and very often a combination of only two or three of these elements is enough to place a given production into the Latin music genre.

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