Celia Cruz
La Coleccion Cubana
100% Azucar!: The Best of Celia Cruz con la Sonora Matancera
Marc Anthony

Latin » Tropical » Tropical

Tropical is essentially a catch-all term for modernized Latin music emanating from the Caribbean -- places like Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic (though not the inland areas of Mexico). Salsa, merengue, and cumbia are the most popular rhythms in tropical music, although there's room for ballads as well as uptempo dance numbers. While tropical draws on traditional musical forms, its sound and sensibilities are contemporary -- it may employ electronic instruments like synthesizers and drum machines, and it is generally geared toward Latin pop radio and/or dance clubs.

Tropical Artists Highlights

Celia Cruz
Celia Cruz
Marc Anthony
Marc Anthony
Juan Luis Guerra
Juan Luis Guerra
Johnny Pacheco
Johnny Pacheco
Rubén Blades
Rubén Blades
El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico
El Gran Combo de Puerto ...

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Tropical Album Highlights

La Coleccion Cubana
Beny Moré
La Coleccion Cubana
100% Azucar!: The Best of Celia Cruz con la Sonora Matancera
Celia Cruz & la Sonora ...
100% Azucar!: The Best of ...
Todo a Su Tiempo
Marc Anthony
Todo a Su Tiempo
Bobby's Best
Bobby Valentín
Bobby's Best
Sobre el Fuego
India
Sobre el Fuego
Serie Platino: 20 Exitos [1997]
Toña "La Negra"
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Tropical Song Highlights

Title/Composer Performer Stream
Pedro Navaja Rubén Blades / Willie Colón
Pedro Navaja
Willie Colón
Mercy Mercy Baby
Ray Barretto
Che Che Colé Willie Colón
Buscando América Rubén Blades
Barbaro del Ritmo Beny Moré
Mi Guajira Eddie Palmieri & His Conjunto La Perfecta
Frenesí Pérez Prado
Quimbara Celia Cruz / Johnny Pacheco
Yiri Yiri Bon Beny Moré

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