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This paper details the impact of Latin music on America's pop culture and looks at Latin "pop" music that is usually targeted to the 18 to 30 year-old crowd. The paper discusses how Latin music is impacting African-American music and relates that although Latin music has influenced the international music market, in the future, other cultures are likely to catch up and delve into mainstream music. The paper suggests that Latin music may have open the doors to create a revolution in the meshing of ethnic music into popular tastes. The paper concludes by noting that some experts say the Latin American influence will continue to grow as the population grows, while others believe Latin music is just a fad.
From the Paper:"Latin "pop" music is usually target to the 18 to 30 year-old crowd. The music has become as mainstream--topping as many charts as Mariah Carey or Janet Jackson. "It's usually mid-tempo (sometimes almost dance music), Latin pop's biggest appeal is to the eyes rather than the ears. There's usually nothing groundbreaking either musically or lyrically, but the performers are very attractive and boy does it sell -- especially in California, Chicago, New York, Miami, and Puerto Rico. Key pop players are Ricky Martin, Thalia, and Shakira. Others include: Luis Miguel, Enrique Iglesias, Fey, Alejandra Guzman, Christian, Lucero, Paulina Rubio, Mana, Chayanne, and Paty Manterola." (http://www.rhino.com/new/articles/musicalatina.html)."
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Latin Music and American Culture (2003, October 14) Retrieved August 14, 2022, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/latin-music-and-american-culture-32567/
"Latin Music and American Culture" 14 October 2003. Web. 14 August. 2022. <https://www.academon.com/term-paper/latin-music-and-american-culture-32567/>