Spanish-singing artists continuing Latin music’s legacy for the littlest ones
The music we listen to as children stays with us the rest of our lives. When listing their influences, today’s Latin artists will invariably tell us about the music they heard at home. Those personal family mixes, most often including both genres native to their own countries – or those of their parents - and English-language rock and pop – inevitably echo in the music they make today.
During Hispanic Heritage month, we talk often about the past, highlighting the musical contributions of historic figures to ensure they will not be forgotten, and reviving the soundtracks of our childhoods for our own kids.
But legacy is of course about the future as well as the past. Here are artists devoted to creating consciousness of Latin music, and promoting language and culture education for the littlest ones.