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!


  1. Lucinda
    April 12, 2013 at 1:11pm
    I really enjoy my music .
    1. rachel holmes
      April 16, 2013 at 9:47am
      I love all kinds of music its a big part of my life and pandora is the gratest ever! :)
    2. Lena
      April 18, 2013 at 8:54pm
      I LOVE to hear music and mix is ok
      1. Ralph Prater
        May 04, 2013 at 11:44am
        Great music, enjoy the variety, please keep up the great job you are doing.
  2. Josue Ordonez
    April 13, 2013 at 1:13am
    I like pandora
  3. G. Kubitskey
    April 13, 2013 at 3:31am
    Wow, pretty impressive, so now why do you have to start charging and lose all the listeners you accumulated?
  4. Joss
    April 13, 2013 at 5:45am
    Ilove Pandora
    1. Colton Peterson
      April 18, 2013 at 2:20pm
      Music Is the best thing ever before a sports event:)
    2. Colton Peterson
      April 18, 2013 at 2:21pm
      Music Is the best thing
  5. Yuridiahedzg
    April 13, 2013 at 7:48am
    Pandora estaba bien asta que limitaron las canciones y pusieron cargos para los iPhone deberían quitar esa nueva regla y continuar sin limitaciones
  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
  7. bladd
    April 13, 2013 at 8:14am
    I am glad Pandora radio is extending the diversity of Latin music too. !!!
  8. Barbara Butler
    April 13, 2013 at 3:32pm
    I enjoy listening to Pandora. Thanks for great music.
  9. warren
    April 13, 2013 at 6:55pm
    man pandora is the #1 best out of anything on the air keep it up next thing we will have you in or cars love u man keep it up washinhton dc
  10. George Hunt
    April 13, 2013 at 7:02pm
    We enjoy listening to Pandora's easy listening artists everyday,THANKS!

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