From the most traditional ones our parents and grandparents heard to the newest ones that make us wonder do we really understand the youngest? We tell you which songs should not be missing from the celebrations of Hispanic Heritage Month. And Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the cultures, achievements, and contributions of Latinos in the United States. YOU MAY INTEREST: Sones de México Ensemble Teaches How to Build a Corrido in North Carolina “Libraries”: Student Makes Space for Books in Spanish in Asheville Neighborhoods When Is Hispanic Heritage Month Celebrated in the United States? This Hispanic Heritage Month 2022 will be celebrated from September 15th to October 15th.
As the name suggests, we will have a whole month of celebrations around our culture and traditions.
Songs Not to Be Missed During Hispanic Heritage Month “The celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month began in 1968 with the passage of Public Law 90-498, which was an annual presidential proclamation designating the week of the 15th week on September 16. The week should coincide with the independence celebrations of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua on September 15 and Mexico on September 16,” stresses the United States Embassy in Argentina. Now that you have a little more information on when and why it is celebrated we are sure that you will experience many events where music from all over Latin America cannot be missing La Bamba (1958) Richard Steven Valenzuela (better known as Ritchie Valens) was one of the forerunners of the Chicano rock movement With Latin American roots, the young musician has popularized this theme that blends the traditional Afro-Mexican folklore of Veracruz.
Quimbara (1974) This song was released by Celia Cruz and Johnny Pacheco, although it was written by Junior Cepeda. This theme relates to Latin American music, and more specifically to Dominican-American and Cuban-American salsa. This was one of the songs that positioned Celia as the queen of salsa and is notable for the use of percussion and brass instruments.
Conga (1985) Gloria Estefan made this song famous, written by Enrique García, accompanied by the Miami Sound Machine. IT MAY INTEREST YOU: The story of Gloria and Emilio Estefan comes to Raleigh with this musical: INTERVIEW This song was actually inspired by Quimbara. This theme reached radio stations in the United States and further positioned salsa and Latin music. The song catapulted Gloria Estefan’s career. Como la Flor (1993) Texan and Mexican music were mixed into the songs of Selena Quintanilla and Los Dinos, and Como la Flor is a clear example of that.
This theme not only features Mexican roots like mariachi and cumbia, but also rhythms from the United States like R&B and country, so this is one of the songs that cannot be missed to celebrate Heritage Month. Livin’ La Vida Loca (1999) As the decade of the 2000s begins, we cannot forget Ricky Martin, who is one of the contemporary references of Latin American music in the United States. In 2019 it was named the 13th best song of 1999 by Billboard and in 2020 by Elle it was named the best song of the 90s.
Jenny From the Block (2002) JLo or Jennifer Lopez has an arsenal of songs to represent Latinos, but we chose the 2000s: the New York artist blends her Latin heritage with the rhythms of the United States, and it’s a definite one Example these songs that have more than 162 million views on platforms like YouTube. Jlo is one of the few Latinas to have reached such important platforms as the Super Bowl halftime.
La Bicicleta (2017) Shakira and Carlos Vives came together on this song that showed the representative sound of Colombia in the 2010s to the whole world. From Barranquilla to the United States, the song conveys a calming and happy energy that has earned it more than a billion views on YouTube and more than 565 million on Spotify. Provenza (2022) This topic will certainly cause divided opinions, but there is no doubt that the Colombian singer Karol G is one of the Latin American references of our time.
You may not like it, but its popularity is notorious. The theme has more than 423 million views on Spotify alone. YOU MAY BE INTERESTED: How much are tickets to see Karol G in Charlotte, are they still available? Titi Asked Me (2022) There are those who love him and those who hate him, but Bad Bunny is one of the most listened to artists in the world and his songs cannot be missing to celebrate this Spanish Heritage Month 2022. Of all the themes that Bad Bunny has released in recent years. Titi Asked Me sounds great on all platforms and has gone viral on some like TikTok where there are more than 1.3 million videos; On YouTube, the Puerto Rican song has more than 423 million views; and on Spotify more than 596 million views.
Agenda of North Carolina Activities for 2022 Hispanic Heritage Month Several activities will take place in the state during the month including: Camino Organization Exhibition of Arts and Culture Carolina Classic Fair, the second largest agricultural fair in the state. Fiesta de la Liga Hispana with music, food and events. Celebrations in Siler City on September 17th.
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