The Curation Team at Pandora has been hard at work enhancing some of our selection of Latin genre stations and we’re very excited to share the new additions with you. Latin music is hugely popular on Pandora, with a large portion of the songs and artists requested by our listeners. Often, Latin music is thought of as a singular, all-encompassing genre, but we think this does a disservice to the wide variety of Latin music out there. Here are a couple of the stations that we’re excited to share:latin photo

Why not give our Cumbia station a spin at your next house party. Originating on the Atlantic coast of Colombia, cumbia is arguably the most popular Latin dance rhythm in the world, routinely making dance floors shake and sway across oceans and hemispheres. While many countries have successfully appropriated and adapted the cumbia in their own way, perhaps nowhere is this more evident than in Mexico, where cumbia is as common as the ranchera and the polka. This station features some of the giants of Colombian cumbia, like Lisandro Meza, La Sonora Dinamita and Aniceto Molina, as well as some of the stars of its Mexican counterpart, including artists like Fito Olivares, Celso Piña and Rigo Tovar.

If you’re looking to take your party (or workout) to the next level, try our Merengue station, which is sure to have you in a rhythmic frenzy, with BPM’s (beats per minute) at sweat-inducing levels. Merengue was born in the Dominican Republic, and like cumbia, can trace its roots to the intermingling of African, Indigenous and European cultures. Similarly to cumbia, merengue has also become one of the preferred Latin dances. This station features some of the key artists from what is considered the golden age of merengue in the late 70s and early 80s, such as Wilfrido Vargas, Los Hermanos Rosario and Kinito Mendez. Also included are the next generation of artists, like Oro Solido, Fulanito and Elvis Crespo.

We hope you enjoy these staples of Latin music, and continue discover new genres and artists here on Pandora!

Comments

  1. Lucinda
    April 12, 2013 at 1:11pm
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      April 16, 2013 at 9:47am
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        May 04, 2013 at 11:44am
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  5. Yuridiahedzg
    April 13, 2013 at 7:48am
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  6. Yuridiahedzg
    April 13, 2013 at 7:52am
    Me gusta la cumbia sonidera 100% y me gusta toda su música el problema que ya no puedo escuchar Pandora por limitación a sus nuevas reglas espero y sigan como antes porque van a perder muchos seguidores
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  7. bladd
    April 13, 2013 at 8:14am
    I am glad Pandora radio is extending the diversity of Latin music too. !!!
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    April 13, 2013 at 3:32pm
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  19. Yolanda Imamura
    April 15, 2013 at 7:05am
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    April 15, 2013 at 7:39am
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    April 15, 2013 at 10:45am
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    April 15, 2013 at 4:02pm
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    April 16, 2013 at 8:21am
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    April 16, 2013 at 3:31pm
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    April 17, 2013 at 7:19am
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    April 17, 2013 at 7:23am
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    April 17, 2013 at 7:26am
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    April 17, 2013 at 7:03pm
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  32. Cliff
    April 18, 2013 at 8:45am
    I really enjoyed Pandora until they started playing political attack ads from Obama. I wouldn't think it an appropriate venue for political attack ads from either the Republicans OR Democrats. Stick to music.
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  33. Lena
    April 18, 2013 at 9:00pm
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  34. Abraham arias
    April 22, 2013 at 6:17pm
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  35. Marvin
    June 23, 2015 at 6:37pm
    How can I become part of the team that brings new Latin music on Pandora?
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