The History, The Music & The People

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Latin music is a popular art form developed in various Latin American countries such as Cuba, Puerto Rico and Brazil. It is unique for the type of rhythmic structures it builds upon. It originally came from African religious ceremonies, but today it is seen as dance music. It is vocal and instrumental music and is traditionally played by native percussion and string instruments, like the congas, bongo, guitar, and the tres which is a nine-string Cuban guitar. Some famous people associated with this type of music are Shakira, Pitbull, Jennifer Lopez and Selena. Some dances that go with Latino Pop are the Rumba and the Tango. Latino Pop it definitely going to be around for a long time, they even have a Latin Grammy Awards!