Latin Music’s New Global Beat

There’s something new apparent in the lists of nominees for this year’s Latin Grammys. “Call it the globalization of Latin music. Not in the sense of a particular Latin genre hitting it big with non-Latins, i.e. salsa being hot in Europe or Latin-flavored American pop hitting it in the United States. This is about Latin music taking its place as an essential part of the world pop music pantheon.”