In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, explore collections and resources about Latino 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 the U.S. Latino communities) is equally defined by the influences of indigenous, African, and other European cultures.
Latin Music Legends Stamp Collection
Highlights of Latino Music Collections at the Smithsonian
This spotlight was created by Kate Duffus Stein on behalf of Smithsonian Music.