Between September 15 and October 15, the United States celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month. If you’re planning content around this event, it’s worth sorting out your music in advance – we’ve got just the thing.
You probably wouldn’t soundtrack a fiesta with Finnish death metal, nor would you make a video about Hispanic art with German techno blaring in the background. If you want to nail the emotion and genuine vibe of Hispanic culture, you need the right soundtrack.
Here are some quick tips for finding the best Hispanic Heritage Month music for your content.
Follow the below steps to find the perfect songs for Hispanic Heritage Month 2023
- Open the Epidemic Sound player – if you’re not signed up, you can grab a 30-day free trial here.
- Think about what tone your Hispanic Heritage Month music should have. Perhaps it’s an upbeat, colorful celebration; maybe your content strikes a more serious, educational tone. You can search the Epidemic Sound player for a specific vibe – browse moods including Euphoric, Romantic, Laid Back, and more.
- Consider the kind of genres that would make the best Hispanic Heritage Month music for your content. As much as we love a bit of hyperpop, it might not fit your Hispanic facts video. Try looking for genres like Modern Latin, Flamenco, Salsa, or Tango.
- If you’re struggling for ideas, why not dig into our specialized ¡Viva México! Playlist? You could always use a track from here if you’re creating content for Mexican Independence Day, observed on September 16.
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Looking for a shortcut?
If you want to pick and choose the best Hispanic Heritage Month music from a playlist, we’ve got you covered. Our music experts at Epidemic Sound have compiled a dedicated Celebración Hispana playlist for Hispanic Heritage Month 2023. Give it a click below!
The top songs for Hispanic Heritage Month 2023
El Equipo Del Norte – Sin Razón
This upbeat, spring-in-your-step salsa instrumental is smooth as butter, sliding through your speakers with tumbling timbales, trumpets that put all those ‘90s ska-punk bands to shame, and the coolest finale. Perfect for any high-energy content you’re planning across Hispanic Heritage Month 2023.
Lawd Ito – Chicharron
Need something a little more modern? Lawd Ito’s modern take on Latin music is direct and fresh – ‘Chicharron’ is rammed to the gills with blustering horns, trappy 808 beats, and sliced-up vocal samples.
If you’re interested in Lawd Ito’s story – he’s the only artist here who used to drum for a hardcore band wearing a Dath Vader mask – then check out his ‘Behind the Sound’ feature here.
Alcónes Negros – Cielito
Feeling in a messier mood? Dreamier? Let Alcónes Negros take your viewers away with 'Cielito.' Employing the folky, regional Mexican style of son jarocho, the instrumental spins around a shuffling beat, flavored by gorgeous arpeggios plucked on an arpa jarocha harp.
Ratchetón – Ese Cuerpo (Instrumental Version)
Newcomer Ratchetón is helping modernize Latin music, having already worked with multi-platinum producer FKi 1st. However, this instrumental take of ‘Ese Cuerpo’ harks back to the olde days, journeying along with a diatonic accordion and plodding, low-key bassline. Colored with tasteful percussion, this track could easily soundtrack a Western – it’s real cool.
Caro Luna – Mi Palomita
What better way to cap this list off than with a dash of drama? Caro Luna’s heartbreaking style of Latin folk is executed perfectly on ‘Mi Palomita,’ flitting from horns-and-all choruses to subdued, stripped-down verses. Within all the traditional instrumentation and bluster, it’s Caro’s voice that stands out, painting lyrical landscapes of a dove flying free.
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