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. Dixon Stanley
    April 15, 2013 at 10:45am
    its been a pleasure listening to the music that i picked to listen to and to get more out of what im listening to out there
  2. maria v ramirez
    April 15, 2013 at 4:02pm
    Thank you "very happy to make the. 200 million listener love my music on Pandora ! And love to enjoy!!!
  3. kimo 714
    April 16, 2013 at 7:35am
    It makes u feel at home wherever you are!!
  4. erwin schula
    April 16, 2013 at 8:21am
    Gracias es la mejor opción para escuchar música
  5. Lisa
    April 16, 2013 at 3:31pm
    I enjoy listening to the gospel stations on Pandora I really enjoy it
  6. Jen Shaver
    April 16, 2013 at 6:31pm
    you guys should totally offer audiobooks
  7. ronald.melton.
    April 17, 2013 at 7:19am
    Great I love it
  8. jun ona
    April 17, 2013 at 7:23am
    Keep going and going have fun...thank u Pandora.
  9. jun ona
    April 17, 2013 at 7:26am
    More enjoyable listening Pandora.
  10. Anne
    April 17, 2013 at 7:56am
    I listen to Cirque du Soleil on Pandora One. It is great, heartfelt music...I feel it !

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