Latin American music is a generalized name for the musical styles and genres of Latin American countries, as well as the music of immigrants from these countries, compactly residing on the territory of other states and forming large Latin American communities (for example, in the USA). In colloquial speech, the abbreviated name “Latin music” is often used.
Latin American music, whose role in the daily life of Latin America is very high, is a fusion of many musical cultures, but it is based on three components: Spanish (or Portuguese), African and Indian musical cultures. As a rule, Latin American songs are performed in Spanish or Portuguese, less often in French. Latin American singers living in the US are usually bilingual and often use texts in English.
Actually, Spanish and Portuguese music does not belong to the Latin American, being, however, closely related to the last large number of connections; The influence of Spanish and Portuguese music on the Latin American is mutual.