Music from the region of Andalusia, southern part of Spain
COMMON TO MANY AREAS
|Of Spanish heritage, the Pasodoble is heard as an intro or as a change of mood in dance parties in Spain, Mexico, Central America, Venezuela and Colombia which have one thing in common: they allow bullfights, which are banned, for example, in Argentina.|
In Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia also called tropical andina; in Venezuela, tropical tecnopop.
Modernized way of playing Afro-Cuban music featuring reinforced brass and percussion sections.
MEXICO AND CENTRAL AMERICA
Corrido is also known as Ranchera
Tejano is also known as tex-mex. The late Selena is perhaps the most well known of all tejano artists.
Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and El Salvador.
CARIBBEAN BASIN AND SURROUNDING AREAS
Old-time formal Cuban dance music.
son originated in Cuba, and is now widely heard all over Latin America.
Afro-Cuban percussion and vocal style.
Cuban big-band style.
Cha Cha Cha
A Cuban “classic”.
From the Dominican Republic. The Ramón García sample is sort of a second national anthem of the Dominican Republic, a beautiful rendering of a “classic”
A popular midtempo acoustic/electric style from the Dominican Republic.
cumbia is popular in Colombia and Panama, with regional variants in Peru, Bolivia, Central America and Mexico. The Mexican and Central American cumbia is faster than its Colombian counterpart.
A Colombian style. sabanero refers to the area west of the Magdalena river, as the vallenato usually referred to is the one which orginated in the area east of the river, in the region of Valledupar.
This rhythm is popular along the Caribbean coastline of Central America, especially Honduras.
ANDEAN REGIONS OF ECUADOR, PERU & BOLIVIA
The Ecuadorian pasillo is very popular in northern Peru.
Ecuadorian; Sanjuanito, this style is also found in Northern Peru.
A style familiar to any listener of Peruvian radio. Also popular in Bolivia and Ecuador.
Modern urban Peruvian blend of huayno and cumbia.
|This is the original version, a Bolivian saya, which was readapated in the early 80´s by the Peruvian group Cuarteto Continental and a couple of years later presented internationally as “Lambada” by the Brazilian group Kaoma. In a subsequent lawsuit, Gonzalo and Ulises Hermoza, Los K´jarkas, claimed and gained the authorship of the tune.|
ANDEAN VALLEYS & REGIONS EAST OF THE CORDILLERA
An old Colombian style, seldom heard nowadays.
From the plains (llanos) of Venezuela and Eastern Colombia, joropo and pasaje are referred to as música llanera.
Venezuela and Columbia.
From Colombia, a local type of corrido, also known as guasca.
BOLIVIA, NORTHERN CHILE, NW ARGENTINA
A Bolivian style, featuring the Bolivian charango instrument.
The zamba is at the core of Argentinian folklore.
From the province of Corrientes, Argentina.
Candombe is a typical Afro-Uruguayan style from the “Rio de la Plata” (River Plate), and a living tradition. It also co-existed in Buenos Aires, Argentina, but in the XIX century and due to war and other factors the Afro-Argentinean community disappeared.
Argentina and Uruguay