Spanish Music

By Dan Jennings

Pop Latino

It is played all over Spanish countries and it is very popular. Some artist that are associated with pop music are Enrique Iglesias, Shakira and Ricky Martin.

Where it started

The first pop latino song was created in the 1960s by Sergio Mendes. Pop Latino was very popular in the United States in the 80s and the 90s. It is influenced by latino club music.

Characteristics of the Pop Latino

It is very up tempo and electric. There are not that many instruments other then vocals. Latino Pop usually has large concerts in sports stadiums or theaters. Dance is associated with Latino Pop but there is no particular dance that they do to the genre. The dances are usually fast pace intense. Latino Pop is very popular today and is played all around the world especially in the United States, Mexico and other Spanish speaking countries.