Wikipedia:WikiProject Latin music

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Welcome to the Latin music WikiProject!
Project edit
Welcome! Bienvenidos! Bem-vindos! To WikiProject Latin music!
Several Wikipedians have formed this collaboration resource and group dedicated to improving Wikipedia's coverage of Latin music and the organization of information and articles on this topic. This page and its subpages contain their suggestions and various resources; it is hoped that this project will help to focus the efforts of other Wikipedians interested in the topic. If you would like to help, please join the project.
Goals edit
  1. To be involved in discussions and debates relating to "Latin music" including and not limited to:
    merges, citations, other references, image issues, splits, cleanup, formatting, and expansion.
  2. Reduce trivial information, speculation, point of view, and anything else that violates Wikipedia's core article policies.
  3. Bring numerous articles to Good Article, Featured Article, and/or Featured List status.
Scope edit
What is covered in this project

Many sources have different interpretations of what constitutes as "Latin" in sound or origin making the definition ambiguous. For the sake of simplicity, the project will the use term "Latin music" as defined by the Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (LARAS), that is, music in Spanish and Portuguese. The guidelines below further elaborate what is covered by this project:

Artists, bands, and musicians To be covered by Latin music project, artists and bands must record either in Spanish or Portuguese (having approximately 50% of their total recordings in either language) and must have their recordings released in the following regions listed below. Artists and bands who records in an indigenous language or another dialect from Latin America or the Iberian Peninsula are also allowed. Artists and bands who frequently crossover to the Latin market by performing in Spanish or Portuguese may be covered by the project as well. Musicians who are performers of any Latin music instrument from Ibero-America (including Spain and Portugal) are included in this project.

Geographical Geographically, this project focuses on recordings in Spanish and Portuguese that have been released in Latin America, Spain, the United States, and to a small extent, Portugal. The project also accepts recordings in indigenous languages and other dialects from Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula


  • Albums must have at least 50% of its songs or sound recordings in Spanish or Portuguese. Spanish- and Portuguese-language versions of an album recorded in another language are allowed to be tagged in the project if it meets WP:NALBUMS.
  • For song recordings, the project covers songs recorded either in Spanish (including Spanglish songs) or Portuguese. Spanish and Portuguese-language versions of a single released for the Latin market are also covered by the project as long as they meet WP:NSONGS.
  • Recordings with indigenous languages and dialects from Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula such as Basque, Catalan, Nahuatl, Quechua, Galician, Valencian, and Mayan are accepted by the project as well.

See the resources guide for useful sources for articles on Latin music including music charts, certifications, and awards.

Ratings edit
  • For assessing the quality and importance of the project's articles, see the Assessment section below.
  • For assessments on biography articles, see here.
  • For assessments on album articles, see here.
  • For requesting a peer review of an article, see WP:Peer review.
  • For submitting a Good Article nomination, see WP:GAN.
  • For submitting a Featured Article candidacy, see WP:FAC.
  • Remember to check first the criteria to avoid a quick fail when submitting nominations.
Assessment edit

Please add {{WikiProject Latin music|class|importance}} to the talk pages of any articles under this task force's scope. If you can, assess the articles class (other WikiProject banners may contain the class of the article), and the music-importance, the importance (top, high, mid, low or NA) to this task force). See here for more on assessing articles.

WikiProject Latin music (Rated NA-class, Top-importance)
WikiProject icon This page is within the scope of WikiProject Latin music, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of articles related to Latin music on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
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 Top  This page has been rated as Top-importance on the project's importance scale.
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To do list edit
  • Tag related articles.
  • Find editors who have shown interest in this subject and ask them to take a look here.
  • Identify articles for creation
  • Identify articles for improvement
  • Review importance and quality of existing articles
Participants edit
To become a member of the WikiProject(anyone may join), simply edit the section and add your username.
  1. magiciandude (talk · contribs) Puerto Rico My main interests are Latin ballads and tropical music. I will gladly assist anyone in the task force.
  2. jaespinoza (talk · contribs)
  3. gariseiro (talk · contribs)
  4. Moxy (talk) 05:34, 24 September 2010 (UTC)
  5. Chepetoño (talk · contribs)
  6. Basilisk4u (talk · contribs)
  7. Renné (talk · contribs)
  8. El Mexicano (talk · contribs)
  9. audiotime (talk · contribs)
  10. HISTA (talk · contribs)
  11. Chelo61 (talk · contribs)
  12. Zidane tribal (talk · contribs)
  13. Victor Lopes (talk · contribs) Mostly Brazilian music (various genres) and rock/metal for the rest of the countries.
  14. Alx 91 (talk · contribs)
  15. AJona1992 (talk · contribs) mostly interested in Selena related articles.
  16. Iveránn (talk · contribs)
  17. Elekimante (talk · contribs)
  18. carreon77 (talk · contribs)
  19. AntonioMartin (talk · contribs)
  20. Khaled98 (talk · contribs)
  21. monkeytheboy (talk · contribs)
  22. Luisnh1210 (talk · contribs)
  23. carlaandrea (talk · contribs)
  24. Djp3rso (talk · contribs) Interested in Reggaeton and other genres of Afro-Caribbean latin music, Salsa, Timba, Son Montuno and...
  25. hahc21 (talk · contribs) I work on any atricle related to latin american music!
  26. jmasalle (talk · contribs)
  27. Mauri96 (talk · contribs) Mostly interested in Latin American rock (Charly García, Los Prisioneros, Virus, Maná) and some salsa (Rubén Blades, Héctor Lavoe, and Tito Puente).
  28. HowlinAndrew (talk · contribs) Latin music writer based out of the United States, mainly knowledgeable about alternative/indie rock and pop acts.
  29. Macdonald-ross (talk) Cuban music
  30. Isinbill (talk · contribs)
  31. Ozkithar Salas (talk · contribs)
  32. DivaKnockouts (talk · contribs) Anything on Latin music, Interested in Reggaeton related articles, and some bachata.
  33. JudithJunkers (talk · contribs) Anything on Latin music, Interested in Pop music.
  34. (talk · contribs) Interested in Brazilian music.
  35. AmirAwesome (talk · contribs) Anything on Latin music, Specially Alejandro Sanz and Shakira Related Articles
  36. Diego Grez (talk · contribs) Anything that is related to Chilean music
  37. B30b30 (talk · contribs) Mostly interested in tropical music and charts.
  38. ColdCee (talk · contribs)
  39. KLi_32 (talk · contribs) Seeking to expand coverage on nueva cancion and political music
  40. Watquaza (talk · contribs) Mostly interested in music and artists from Spain (La Oreja de Van Gogh, Mecano, Macaco, Alex Ubago, Pignoise, etc)
  41. Elias Luna Hernandez (talk · contribs) Interested in anything Latin music related. (Prince Royce, Shakira, Jennifer Lopez, etc.)
  42. Wildfur16 (talk · contribs) Interested in anything Latin music, especially Marc Anthony, Prince Royce
  43. Dalzate (talk · contribs)
  44. Tejanorules (talk · contribs) Interested in Tejano, Country, Pop, R&B, Rock, and occasionally other Latin music.
  45. Brankestein (talk · contribs) Interested in Reggaeton, Rap and Pop.
  46. --Marinna (talk) 15:25, 16 February 2014 (UTC)
  47. McVeigh (talk · contribs)
  48. Batamamma (talk · contribs) Mostly interested in Spanish rock.
  49. BelovedScience
  50. Kikipop1214 (talk · contribs) interesed in pop and Reggaeton
  51. Fundude99 (talk · contribs) mostly interested in articles related to Regional Mexican music
  52. MarshalN20 (talk · contribs) interested in the history of music and old Spanish music genres
  53. Salsakesh (talk · contribs) Interested mainly in salsa & related genres (cha cha, mambo, pachanga, etc.)
  54. kamyarj (talk · contribs) mostly into Reggaeton and more experimental music
  55. Cambalachero (talk · contribs) Argentine Rock, heavy metal and tango.
  56. Bryan McLaude (talk · contribs) Interested in discographies/videographies of Latin pop music artists, mostly those who have charted on Bilboard's Latin music charts. Like to keep discographies and videographies as accurate and up to date as possible. I also like to do the same with Latin music charts, especially Billboard Top Latin Albums, Billboard's Hot Latin Songs and Italy's official charts for albums and singles (FIMI).
  57. Neodop (talk · contribs)
  58. Bdemenil (talk · contribs) Latin music producer and educator
  59. Griegoteo (talk · contribs) Interested in Mexican pop and tejano music
  60. Tymaster00 (talk · contribs) Interested in Rock en Español, translations of Spanish language pages into English, and editing. Pages I have worked on Fobia, Soda Stereo, Caifanes. I am currently rewriting the Gustavo Cerati page.
  61. Jt54637 (talk · contribs) I am interested in Reggaeton, Bachata, and music by artists such as Selena.
  62. Anonymous from the 21st century (talk · contribs) I am mostly interested in post-punk, new wave and rock.
  63. Rafaelm (talk · contribs) I am mostly interested in Brazilian music, especially Tropicália, MPB, Bossa Nova, and Jorge Ben.
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?. Use common sense. Ultimately, assume good faith on the part of others, be bold in editing because perfection is not required.
See Wikipedia:Editing policy for more information.

Before starting a new article! - Notability is a concern that must be adhered to. See Wikipedia:Notability (music) for more information.
Need help starting a new article? See Wikipedia:Article wizard it will help you through the process of submitting a new article to Wikipedia.

I. Use references. This is an encyclopedia, so remember to include a ==References== section listing websites, newspapers, articles, books and other sources you used to write the article. New articles and statements added to existing articles may be deleted if unreferenced or referenced poorly. See Wikipedia:Verifiability, Wikipedia:Cite_sources and Wikipedia:References for more information.
II. Use proper spelling and grammar. This is a very important aspect of an article. "We want to learn editors to write proper" There are helpful guidelines in regards to styles. See Wikipedia:Manual of Style (music) for more information.
III. Use footnotes. Take advantage of the footnote ability Wikipedia has, instead of including html links inside the context include them as footnotes. See Wikipedia:Footnotes on how to use them.
IV. Write a good lead. Be sure to write a lead that concisely summarizes the entire article into one or two paragraphs, which make sense to someone who may know nothing about the subjects in question. See Wikipedia:Lead section for more information.
V. Stay on topic. Many articles are criticized for length; sticking to the subject matter helps eliminate this. See Wikipedia:The perfect article for more information.
VI. Keep it simple. Remember that the average reader should be able to comprehend the erudition. Although you should use a broad vocabulary of regular, non-technical terms, do not provide such a quantity of locutions as to impel those who aspire to derive serviceable information from the article to consult a dictionary.
VII. Use images if possible. Images enhance articles greatly, but only use them when they are necessary, and ensure that their copyright status has been specified and we are allowed to use it on Wikipedia. See Wikipedia:Images
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