By- Erika Semprun
Hispanic Heritage Month has just begun, and we’re celebrating these next couple of weeks by blasting some of our favorite songs. Here are eight songs to add to your celebratory jams playlist!
“Almost Like Praying” by Lin Manuel Miranda, featuring various artists
Written and recorded by Lin Manuel Miranda, “Almost Like Praying” was created to promote awareness and support relief efforts in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. The wonderful tune features some of the most talented Latinx artists. It’s a must-have on any Hispanic playlist.
“La Vida es un Carnaval” by Celia Cruz
If you’re browsing through a playlist that celebrates Hispanic culture, rest assured that the Queen of Salsa, Celia Cruz, will make an appearance, along with one of her most popular songs: “La Vida es un Carnaval.”
“La Bicicleta” by Shakira and Carlos Vives
This 2017 fan-favorite is known for winning five awards, all in the span of only two years. The song is a mix of various music genres and is believed to be a tribute to the country of Colombia.
“La Gozadera” by Gente de Zona and Marc Anthony
Looking for a feel-good song to jam out to? Nothing says “Estoy orgulloso(a) de ser latinx” like Gente de Zona’s “La Gozadera.”
“Havana” by Camila Cabello
Not much else celebrates Cuba in the form of a song like Camila Cabello’s “Havana.” The catchy chorus states “Havana, oh na na. Half of my heart is in Havana, oh na na.”
“Bidi Bidi Bom Bom” by Selena
One of the most beloved icons of the late twentieth century, Selena Quintanilla-Perez is known as the Queen of Tejano. She may have passed away years ago, but her music and spirit continue to be celebrated in Hispanic culture today.
“La Guagua” by Juan Luis Guerra
No Hispanic playlist would be complete without Juan Luis Guerra. His music continues to be played and adored by Latinx individuals of all ages, and there’s no song as catchy as JLG’s “La Guagua.”
Did you like these songs? What other jams are you playing to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month? Chat with us on social media!