Latino music festivals are a part of nearly every Southern city. Immigrants from many Latin American countries, Latinos born
in the U.S. and non-Latinos all meet and mingle — ¡encuentros!
You’ll likely hear many traditional musics. Norteño accordions from northern Mexico … timbale drumming from Puerto Rico … African-inspired cumbia dance tunes from Central America …conga-driven sounds from Cuba — all played by people who are now Southerners. As these sounds collide — and absorb rock and rap from the U.S. — exciting new music is being created.
Sample a few tracks and see for yourself!