Explore collections and resources related to Latin music. A rich variety of cultures and musical styles fall into this category, and while Spanish colonialism introduced a strong Spanish influence to Latino culture—hence the term 'Hispanic'—the musical legacy of Latin American (and U.S. Latino communities) is equally defined by the influences of Indigenous, African, and other European cultures.
Latin Music Legends Stamp Collection
Sampler of Latin Music Collections at the Smithsonian
This spotlight was created by Kate Duffus Stein on behalf of Smithsonian Music.