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Latin percussion

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Latin percussion

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 tribal music.


  • Particular instruments 1
    • Afro-Cuban and Puerto Rican styles 1.1
      • Folkloric and Santeria 1.1.1
      • 20-21st century music (Salsa, Son Montuno, Bolero, etc.) 1.1.2
    • South America 1.2
      • Neo Samba and Neo-Bossa Nova additions 1.2.1
      • Andean styles (Peru, Bolivia, South Ecuador, Argentina, Chile) 1.2.2
      • Coastal Peruvian and Afro-Peruvian 1.2.3
    • Afro-Dominican 1.3
      • Folkloric 1.3.1
      • Merengue and Bacha-rengue 1.3.2
      • Bachata 1.3.3
    • Other Caribbean 1.4
      • Honduran Punta & Folkloric music 1.4.1
      • Guatemalan & Salvadoran folklore 1.4.2
      • Cumbia (Colombia, El Salvador, Mexico, etc.) 1.4.3
      • Haitian 1.4.4
      • Trinidad 1.4.5
      • Go-Go 1.4.6
  • External links 2

Particular instruments

Afro-Cuban and Puerto Rican styles

Folkloric and Santeria

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

South America

Neo Samba and Neo-Bossa Nova additions

Andean styles (Peru, Bolivia, South Ecuador, Argentina, Chile)

Coastal Peruvian and Afro-Peruvian



Merengue and Bacha-rengue


Other Caribbean

Honduran Punta & Folkloric music

Guatemalan & Salvadoran folklore

Cumbia (Colombia, El Salvador, Mexico, etc.)




External links

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:

  • Percussion Info.- Latin Percussion and World Drumming Resource.
  • Percussion Instruments
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