Latin music is a popular music genre played by Latin bands encompassing a broad spectrum of styles and rhythms from Latin America and the broader Latin world. This also includes musical fusions by Latinos in the US as well as genres and artists from European countries such as Spain and Portugal.
Latin band are mainly defined by four elements: Music style, geography, cultural background of the artist, and language. Music style includes genres such as Salsa, Bachata, Latin Pop and Regional Mexican music. For the most part, geography refers to Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula.
Latin music encompasses hundreds of styles and rhythms including mainstream genres such as Salsa, Tango, Merengue and Brazilian music, as well as traditional rhythms like Andean music, Puerto Rican Bomba, Cuban Son and Musica Llanera.