#HispanicHeritageMonth Playlist: Celebrating the Music of Latin America


September 15th to October 15th is Hispanic Heritage Month, a time to honor the cultures of Latin America and recognize their significance to our country. We’re grateful for the rich, diverse music of Latin America, and today we’re celebrating it with a playlist of some of our favorite Latin tracks from past Levitt performers! With salsa, cumbia, Cubano, mariachi and more, this music demands to be danced to — grab a partner, a pet, or a socially-distant pal and get ready to move! Head over to Spotify to experience the playlist now, or read on for more info on each track. 

“Quisiera” — Flor De Toloache & John Legend

John Legend provides sizzling Spanish-language vocals on this breezy collaborative track with 2019 Levitt National Tour headliners Flor De Toloache. The all-female Mariachi ensemble has performed at seven permanent Levitt venues and six Levitt AMP sites since 2016.

“Tu Dama de Hierro” — EhShawnee

Powerful vocals soar above a dramatic instrumental arrangement on this red-hot track from EhShawnee, who previously performed at Levitt AMP Woonsocket and as part of the Levitt AMP Virtual Music Series

“Mientes” — Los Masters Plus

Los Masters Plus lit up the Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles stage last summer with iconic outfits and effortlessly catchy pop hooks. The Guadalajara-based trio’s expertise is on display in this 2019 single. 

“Siete-D” — Gina Chavez

This funky, upbeat tune from Gina Chavez features an irrestible hip-shaking blend of pop, cumbia and reggaeton. Chavez performed at Levitt Pavilion Dayton in 2018, and performed virtually this summer as part of Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks’ Levitt In Your Living Room series.

“Cumbia De Los Pajaritos” — Grupo Fantasma

Latin Funk ensemble Grupo Fantasma embark on a steady groove that never lets up in this zesty take on a cumbia classic. The group has previously performed at Levitt Shell Memphis, Levitt Pavilion Arlington, and Levitt Pavilion Denver. 

“Acosadora” — La Misa Negra

Heavy cumbia and Afro-Latin beats combine on this dark and stormy track from La Misa Negra. The sought-after band performed at eight Levitt AMP sites last summer, and has previously played at Levitt LA, Levitt Arlington, and Levitt Memphis. Can you spot the Levitt venue in the music video? 

“Por Alguien Como Tu”— Los Hermanos Moreno

This spicy track from legendary heartthrobs Los Hermanos Moreno is a timeless testament to the romantic thrill of salsa music. The brothers headlined Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks’ annual ¡Sabor! Latin Festival lest summer. 

“Mercedes” — Okan

Santeria-inspired Afro-Cuban music duo Okan fuse jazz, rap, and vintage 1950s rhythms on this sunny and locomotive new track. The group made their Levitt debut last summer at Levitt AMP Sheboygan. 

“Cada Día Mas” — Mariachi Sol De Mi Tierra

Mariachi Sol De Mi Tierra instantly transports you to another time and place with this warm and soulful mariachi tune, released just last month on a new live album. The band has previously performed on the Levitt Denver stage.

The pulse-pounding, hip-shaking rhythms of Latin music are irresistible, and we’re thankful for the immense talent and creativity of the artists who make it. We can’t wait to be celebrating Latin music on Levitt lawns again!

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