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Rock En Español Is The Spanish-Language Rock Music. While The Term Is Used Widely In English It Is Used In Spanish Mainly To Distinguish Such Music From "Anglo Rock." It Is A Style Of Rock Music That Developed In Spain Latin American Countries And Latino Communities Along With Other Genres Like Caribbean Ska Reggae And Soca. Successful Musicians And Bands Playing In This Genre Are Often Noted For Being "crossover" Artists As This Genre Inherently Bridges Both Linguistic And Cultural Boundaries. Rock In Spanish Began In 1958 When Ritchie Valens Born In California Recorded Mexican Folk Song "La Bamba" Popularizing Spanish-Language Rock Music Throughout Latin America. That Year Daniel Flores Another Son Of Mexican Immigrants Born In California Often Called The "Godfather Of Latin Rock" Performed His Hit Song "Tequila" Introducing This Music To The United States. The First Rock Bands In Latin America Were Created In The Late 50s And Early 60s. Since 1959 Several Mexican Groups Like Los Teen Tops Los Blue Caps And Los Locos Del Ritmo Recorded Spanish Versions Of Rock Classics By Elvis Chuck Berry Little Richard And Buddy Holly Among Others Which Gained Them Popularity In Latin America. Successful Covers Included La Plaga Good Golly Miss Molly And Popotitos Bony Moronie . In 1960 Argentinian Sandro De América A Rock Musician With A Very Sensual Style Influenced By Elvis Later Developed A Style Of Pop Music Called Balada Romántica Latinoamericana Latin American Romantic Ballad . In This Decade The Mexican Later US Citizen Carlos Santana Played In The Bars And Clubs Of California. He Recorded A Disc With Songs In Spanish And English Titled Abraxas And Was One Of The First Mexicans Or Latin Americans Who Played Latin Rock And Rock In Spanish Around The World. In The Early 60s A Style Of Commercial Rock Music Called Nueva Ola New Wave Became Popular In Several Latin American Countries. In Spain The Mid-1960s Produced The Bands Los Bravos Los Brincos Bruno Lomas Y Los Rockeros Los Canarios Los Cheyennes Fórmula V Lone Star Micky Y Los Tonys Los Mustang Los Pekenikes Pop Tops Los Salvajes And Los Sírex. In The Late 60s The Mexican Carlos Santana Further Popularized The Latin Rock Genre. Although He Does Not Consider Himself A Rock En Español Musician He Is A Traditional Latin Musician That Has Fused Rock Guitar With Classic Latin American Songs. His Hit Song "Oye Como Va" Is An Example Of Santana's Fusion Being A Song Composed By Famous Latin Jazz And Mambo Musician Tito Puente. Other Mexican Bands Like Los Lobos And The Malo Group Plays In Parts Of United States And The Radio. In Mexico Other Groups Like La Revolucion De Emiliano Zapata Three Souls In My Mind Toncho Pilatos Javier Batiz He Is The Teacher Of Santana In Tijuana Peace And Love And Others Playing Songs In Spanish And English. In 1969 Santana Plays In The Woodstock Festival With Others Mundial Rock Legends Like Jimi Hendrix Janis Joplin Jefferson Airplane And The Who. This Festivals Made In Countries Of Europe Canada United States And Mexico With Rock In English Have A Influence In The Rock In Spanish In The After Decades. The Late 60s In Argentina Brought A Movement Called "rock Nacional" Argentinean National Rock . With A Distinct Musical Style It Has Become One Of The Most Popular Styles In That Country Along With Tango And Folk Music. Bands And Musicians Responsible For The Movement Are Los Gatos Led By Litto Nebbia Arco Iris Led By Gustavo Santaolalla Almendra Led By Luis Alberto Spinetta Vox Dei Sui Generis And Serú Girán Both Led By Charly García . Argentinian National Rock Is Linked With The Sexual Revolution Of That Country And The Spirit Of Freedom Against Military Dictatorships. After The Falklands War In 1982 Argentine Rock Was Reborn With Bands Like Soda Stereo Patricio Rey Y Sus Redonditos De Ricota Los Fabulosos Cadillacs Sumo And Others Singers Like Andres Calamaro And Fito Páez. The Fall Of The Nueva Canción Movement And The Rise Of The Music Industry In Latin America Favoured The Spread Of "new" Caribbean Styles Cumbia Salsa Merengue But Also Of Spanish Language Rock Across The Region. It Was From Argentina Where The Most Developed Music Industry And Rock Scene Was That Spanish Language Rock Begun To Be Internationalized Crossing The Boundaries Of Countries To Which Each Band Had Previously Been More Less Limited To. Soda Stereo Is Largely Credited To Be The First Spanish Language Rock Band To Gain Widespread Popularity Across Latin America. However There Was Equal Transnational Success In The Late 80s From Fellow Argentines Enanitos Verdes Spain's Hombres G And Chile's Los Prisioneros During The Same Time Period. Following Soda A Series Of Other Bands From Argentina But Also Notably From Mexico Begun To Grow Audiences All Across The Americas Such As Caifanes El Tri Los Abuelos Divididos Among Others. Rock Bands From Spain That Flourished During And After La Movida Madrileña Failed To Gain Popularity In Latin America During The 80s. The Final Amalgamation Into A Coherent International Scene Was Helped By The Introduction Of MTV Latin America In 1993 Where The First Video Shown We Are Sudamerican Rockers By Los Prisioneros Reflected Its Aims To Create A Latin American Scene. In The Late 90s MTV Created The Latino Award In The MTV Video Music Awards And Premios MTV Latinoamérica In 2002 Awards That Recognize The Talent And Achievements Of The Genre. However MTV Latin America Were Criticized For Focusing Primarily On Rock Bands From Argentina And Mexico With The Occasional Band From Chile Or Colombia. For Example Bands On MTV Latino That Received Very Regular Airplay Were Los Fabulosos Cadillacs Mano Negra Café Tacvba Soda Stereo Aterciopelados Maldita Vecindad El Tri Las Victimas Del Doctor Cerebro La Cuca La Lupita And Babasonicos. This Ignored Other Movements Such As The Punk Rock Movement In Chile Or The Chongo Rock In Peru E.G. Arena Hash Los Nosequien Y Los Nosecuantos Sangre Purpura Micky Gonzales . In The 90s Bands Like Los Rodríguez And Héroes Del Silencio Bridged The Gap Between Spain And Spanish-Speaking America By Being The First Rock Bands To Become Popular Both In The Americas And Europe. In The Late 80s To Mid 90s Bands Like Robi Draco Rosa Caifanes Café Tacuba La Ley Initiated A New Stage Of Latin Rock By Broadening Its International Appeal. Since Then Successful Bands And Musicians Include Juanes Colombia Libido Peru Maná Mexico Jaguares Mexico Aterciopelados Colombia Bersuit Vergarabat Argentina Jorge Drexler Uruguay And Los Tres Chile Among Others.
In The 90s Rock Bands Experimented With Fusing Rock Music And Latin American Folk And African Rhythms With Bands Like Divididos Las Pelotas Los Piojos Bersuit Vergarabat Babasónicos Catupecu Machu And La Renga. Rock En Español Borrows Heavily From Rock And Roll Music And Traditional And Popular Music Of Spanish-Speaking Countries Such As Cumbia Ranchera Rumba And Tango. In Its 50 Year History It Has Evolved From Having A Cult-Like Following To Being A More Well Established Music Genre.
In Los Angeles An Underground Scene Has Developed And Continues To Flourish That Supports The Local Rock En Español Acts. Top Bands From The LA REE Scene Include Pastilla Maria Fatal Rascuache Voz De Mano Cabula Las 15 Letras Verdadera FE And Los Olvidadas. Chicano Rock Music Is Rock Music Performed By Mexican American Groups Or Music With Themes Derived From Chicano Culture. Chicano Rock To A Great Extent Does Not Refer To Any Single Style Or Approach. Some Of The Groups Do Not Sing In Spanish At All Or Use Any Specific Latin Instruments Or Sounds. The Main Unifying Factor Whether Or Not Any Latin American Music Is Heard Is A Strong R&B Influence And A Rather Independent And Rebellious Approach To Making Music. Other Variations
Argentine Rock
Bolivian Rock
Chilean Rock
Costa Rican Rock
Colombian Rock
Dominican Rock
Ecuadorian Rock
Guatemalan Rock
Honduran Rock
Mexican Rock
Nicaraguan Rock
Panamanian Rock
Paraguayan Rock
Peruvian Rock
Puerto Rican Rock
Salvadorean Rock
Spanish Rock
Uruguayan Rock
Venezuelan Rock Rock-En-Espanol Every artist, every band, and every song you can imagine, from the newest to the oldest, are easily accessible through Frogtoon Music. Get ready to indulge yourself and allow the music to enrich your soul, ignite your passion, awaken your emotions, and bring back some beautiful memories. The following is a directory of top artists and bands from Rock En Espanol: As you visit their pages, you will be presented with a list of popular videos, top tracks, recommended mixes, and music from all the albums they released. In addition, within each page, you can access and discover music from similar artists and bands.