hispanic heritage

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 is a song that celebrate Hispanic Heritage Culture

If you’re browsing through a playlist that celebrates Hispanic Heritage 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

The song won five awards in the span of  only two years. People of Colombia believe that the song is a mix of various music genres.

“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 passed away years ago, but hispanic culture today continues celebrating her music and spirit

“La Guagua” by Juan Luis Guerra

No Hispanic Heritage playlist would be complete without Juan Luis Guerra. Latin individuals of all ages continues playing  his music, 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!

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By- Erika Semprun

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