Pop Latino

By Haley Bergstrom

About Pop Latino

This references pop music that comes from Latin America and Latin Europe. Shakira and Ricky Martin are both associated with latin pop. This became popular in the mid-1960's by a bandleader named Sergio Mendes. This style of music became popular in the United states during the 1980's and 1990's. This music style relied mostly on drums to create a rhythm. THis music was mostly associated with club, especially in New York and Miami during the 1980's. There are no dances or special costumes really associated with this. It is still played in clubs today and a big "American Hit" is Shakira.
Shakira - She Wolf
Ricky Martin - Livin' La Vida Loca