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Style Guide Genre Latin

Afro Cuban

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Bachata

Genre of Latin American music that originated in the Dominican Republic in the first half of the 20th century with primarily Spanish influences and also remnants of Indigenous and African musical element

Batucada

Substyle of samba and refers to an African-influenced Brazilian percussive style, usually performed by an ensemble, known as a bateria. Batucada is characterized by its repetitive style and fast pace.

Beguine

Or Biguine, dance music born in the French West Indies, became popular from the 1930s.

Bolero

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Boogaloo

Boogaloo originated in New York City mainly among teenage Hispanic and Latino Americans. The style was a fusion of popular African American R&B and soul music with mambo and son montuno, featuring songs in both English and Spanish.

Bossa Nova

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Cha-Cha

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Charanga

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Compas

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Conjunto

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Corrido

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Cuatro

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Cubano

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Cumbia

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Danzon

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Descarga

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Fado

Typical form of Portuguese singing, Portuguese musical patrimony.

Flamenco

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Forro

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Guaguancó

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Jibaro

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Joropo

Venezuelan / Colombian popular music, generally played with an Arpa, a cuatro, a guitar and percussions.

Lambada

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Llano

Venezuelan / Colombian style, variant of Joropo, in the region of the Llanos (savanna region across Venezuela and Colombia)

MPB

Brazilian popular music (Música popular brasileira) issued from the Bossa Nova.

Mambo

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Mariachi

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Marimba

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Merengue

Type of music and dance originating in the Dominican Republic

Norteño

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Nuevo Cancion

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Nuevo Trova

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Pachanga

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Plena

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Quechua

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Ranchera

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Reggaton

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Rumba

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Salsa

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Samba

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Son

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Sonero

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Tango

Born in Argentina, at the beginning of 20th century, embodied by the figure of Carlos Gardel. Expanded from the 1920s over the globe in dancings.

Tejano

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Trimba

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Trova

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Vallenato

Typical music from North of Colombia.