Latin percussion

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

The term Latin percussion refers to any number of a large family of musical instruments in the percussion, membranophone, lamellophone and/or idiophone family 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 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]

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, Mexico, El Salvador, 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: