Latin Music

Pop Latino

Type of Music/History of the music

My favorite type of latin music is Pop Latino. It's mostly played in Latin America or Latin Europe. There are many people associated with this type of music, a couple of the artists are, Ricky Martin, Shakira, Enrique Iglesias, Pitbull, Jennifer Lopez and more. Pop Latino originated from American Pop. The origin of Pop Latino begins with Spain and Portugal's colonization of Latin music in the 16th century. Pop Latino originated right after American Pop because when immigrants came to the United States they brought their culture with them which helped the US form Pop Latino.
Shakira feat. El Cata - Loca con letra (spanish version)

The Characteristics of Pop Latino

Spanish and Portuguese are two languages found in post Pop Latino songs. Most Latino Pop is heavily influenced by American Pop, therefore, the voice is typically most prominent. But, the instruments they use include, guitar, bass, keyboard, and drums. There is no traditions or costumes associated with Latino Pop. Some of the most famous artists associated with this kind of music includes, Ricky Martin, Selena, Paulina Rubio, Marc Anthony, Gloria Estefan, and more.

Connection to Dance/The Music Today

Salsa associates with the Latino Pop music. There's a link below which shows a video to demonstrate the steps of how to dance to latino pop. Latino Pop generally refers to pop music all over the world. Shakira and Ricky Martin are the biggest Latino Pop artists. The future of Latino Pop will be very big because many people already enjoy this kind of music.
Latino-Pop - Get the Dance (getthedance.com)