Spanish 11 Latin Music Project

latin music

For this project, you will be mainly consulting databases or websites. Remember that when you are using websites for research, you are responsible for verifying the accuracy of the information.

A useful starting could be the website Spanish Art as it provides a background to Spanish dance and music as well as offering information on some of the specific styles.

Another starting point could be the online encyclopedia Britannica’s information on Latin American music. It also provides information on specific regions and genres.

You can find information on some of the musical genres in two of the databases:  World Book Online (Advanced) and Global Issues in Context.  These can be accessed through the Byng library page. Go to the log in icon at the top right hand of the page and use your regular school computer log in and password to gain access.

The Gale Virtual Reference Library may also be useful. Like the databases, you can generate citations automatically in here. It can also be accessed through the Byng library page.

You need to use at least three primary sources for creating your project.

You may NOT use Wikipedia as a primary source.

You need to keep track of your sources and be able to cite them correctly. You will be using MLA (8th edition) style and may want to use an online bibliography tool like EasyBib. This will allow you to create the citations and generate your Works Cited slide effectively. There is also a help sheet available in the library. You can find an example of a Works Cited page here.

  • Salsa
  • Latin Jazz
  • Flamenco
  • Merengue
  • Bachata
  • Cumbia
  • Bolero
  • Reggaeton
  • Vallenato
  • Mariachi
  • Tango
  • Pop Latino