Latin percussion

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This article is about percussion instruments used in Latin music. For the instrument manufacturer and distributor by this name, also known as LP, see Latin Percussion.

The term Latin percussion refers to any number of a large family of musical percussion instruments used in Latin music, which in turn is a very loosely related group of musical styles, mainly from the Latin American region, and ultimately having roots or influences in African tribal music.

Particular instruments[edit]

Afro-Cuban and Puerto Rican styles[edit]

Folkloric and Santeria[edit]

20-21st century music (Salsa, Son Montuno, Bolero, etc.)[edit]

South America[edit]

Brazilian music[edit]

Samba and Bossa Nova[edit]
Neo Samba and Neo-Bossa Nova additions[edit]

Andean styles (Peru, Bolivia, South Ecuador, Argentina, Chile)[edit]

Coastal Peruvian and Afro-Peruvian[edit]



Merengue and Bacha-rengue[edit]


Other Caribbean[edit]

Honduran Punta & Folkloric music[edit]

Guatemalan & Salvadoran folklore[edit]

Cumbia (Colombia, El Salvador, Mexico, etc.)[edit]




External links[edit]

There are far too many instruments in this sub-family of percussion to list all of them here, however there is more information in the links below. For more information: