Reggaeton blends musical influences of Jamaican dancehall and Trinidadian soca with those of Latin America, such as salsa, bomba, Latin American hip hop, and electronica. Vocals include rapping and singing, typically in Spanish. Lyrics tend to be derived from hip hop.
Reggaeton is a music genre which has its roots in Latin and Caribbean music. Its sound derives from the Reggae en Español from Panama. The genre was birthed in Panama; then, modified and popularized in Puerto Rico. Most of its popular artists are from Puerto Rico. After its mainstream exposure in 2004, it spread to North American, European, Asian and African audiences.
Latin American music rhythms and styles originated or relate to Latin America.Latin music is an incorporation of four elements: music style, geography, cultural background of the artist and language.The first of those encapsulates all music styles generated from Latin countries, such as salsa music, bachata, latin pop, latin percussion, latin jazz, merengue music, tango, compas, bossa nova, marimba, reggaeton music, etc.
Geographically, refers to the Spanish and Portuguese-speaking regions of Latin America.