From wiki: "Latin music (Música latina in Spanish and Portuguese) is a musical category encompassing music from any Spanish-speaking area from around the world mainly from Latin America and Spain. Most definitions of Latin music also include Portuguese-language music from Brazil and sometimes Portugal as well. The term, "Latin music", originates from the United States (US) due to the growing influence of Hispanic and Latino Americans in the American music market beginning in the 1980s. US trade industry groups such as Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and Billboard magazine define "Latin music" as any type of release with most of its lyrics in Spanish regardless of genre." So obviously it's a very vague genre with tons of different styles from tons of different places! Some popular styles include: Salsa Tejano Bachata Tengo Merengue Reggaeton Ranchera Rock Pop Jazz Some resources are: Latin Music | Billboard Music Latin Music | Los Angeles News and Events | LA Weekly I feel like it's a bit awkward to have a thread for such a vague genre but music w/ Spanish or Portuguese lyrics and Latina/o artists rarely get any attention so I thought I'd put it in its own thread even tho I'll prob be the only one who ever posts in here tbh!! Even if you don't know the genre well, everyone knows about Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine and Selena so at the least we can talk about that!