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A woman showcasing impressive breakdancing moves against a vibrant backdrop adorned with graffiti art.

Urban music encompasses a wide range of music genres that originate from vibrant and diverse communities. These musical styles often serve as a creative outlet and mirror the challenges, successes, and ordinary lives of the individuals residing in these areas. From Latin America to the Caribbean, urban music genres have evolved over time and continue to evolve so quickly it's hard to keep up. And no, it’s not all just “reggaeton.”

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Graphic design featuring portraits of Selena Quintanilla, the iconic Queen of Tejano music, and Yolanda Saldívar.

Selena Quintanilla is known in the Latino community not only as the “Queen of Tejano Music” and a symbol of Latina empowerment but also as someone whose life was taken far too soon. Her tragic death at the hands of someone she trusted left an indelible mark on Latino culture. To this day, Latinos keep Selena alive through her music, but the singer’s memory has arguably not been left to rest.

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Vibrant graphic design featuring singer Natalia Lafourcade amidst a lush backdrop of vivid, nature-inspired elements and colors.

Natalia Lafourcade stands out as a Mexican musician who's really made a name for herself celebrating Latin American folklore. She's been in the music game for over 20 years and does it all - singing, songwriting, and producing. Her music delves deep into the roots of Latino music, going beyond just catchy melodies.

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