(Closed) Any Latinas that could clarify this for me? Music question

posted 6 years ago in Latino
Post # 3
1160 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I would go with the salsa and merenge that everyone can dance too. I’m not Mexican but I don’t think it would be offensive not to play Cumbia and rancheras as those would probably kill the mood on the dance floor. Especially for your side of the family!

Post # 4
351 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I know mexian girls and guys and they like salsa and merengue as muhc as me (I’m Colombian). I think playing el payaso del rodeo wouldn’t be very wedding appropiate…I dunno… just my 2 cents… but then again I am biased because I love salsa 🙂

Post # 5
35 posts
  • Wedding: September 2008

I’m mexican… I had a mexican wedding so may I can help you.

Salsa and merengue are definitely not mexican, if yoy enjoy this music then pick a few songs and play them at your wedding but if his family is from Sonora then I think they’ll enjoy cumbias but not the ones your Future Sister-In-Law suggested, please don’t play payaso de rodeo, I asked the band at my wedding to please not play this song, I hate it. There a re plenty of cumbias that are great to dance to. I love rancheras but I don’t think they are as easy to dance to as cumbias so maybe you can pick one or two.

I’m not a big cumbia dancer but my husband convinced me to play a bunch at our wedding and the dance floor was never empty. Just pick the ones that you  both like the most go with those. I would personally not be offended if you didn’t play any rancheras or cumbias.


Post # 6
139 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Hi leemarie , Im 100 % mexican with michoacan and tamaulipas heritage , I grow up with those songs : la chona , simbolo ,el payaso , they are a “must” in all the weddings I have attended in mexico and mexican weddings in usa , i like payaso del rodeo ; it’s a fun and hilarious song to dance ( i am going to  have all those songs in my wedding ) , answering your question about if  they will fill ofended if only plays merengue and salsa I think they really really will ; because is not mexican at all ,probably a 2 or 3 songs are ok but not having mexican music can be a little problem because your so family will fill left out  , please talk with your so clearly about what kind of music you want and what he wants and find a balance with your choices and let the family know what kind of music to expect in your wedding.

Post # 8
53 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I must agree with the other bees salsa and merengue not Mexican at all, my family is from Jalisco and Michoacan and Panasonic del rodeo is so fun Cumbias are fun and a must you should  ask your Future Mother-In-Law about some of those classic Cumbias. What I’m doing at my wedding since I’m haing a live band play is on the RSVP cards I’m going to ask that every family thats oing to wedding to write down their favorite song and if the band knows the song they’ll play it like that every body gets to listen to their favorite song and dance to it

Post # 9
304 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2022

im half mexican , fiance is puerto rican, salsa bachata and merengue are def NOT mexican, but i still love them, and many from my family do as well

Post # 10
142 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

My family is from Michoacan and my SO ‘s family is from Jalisco. We’re having a full blown Mexican Fiesta, I wanted a live band (Tamborazo) but my SO is very Americanized and doesn’t really like Mexican music. lol.

Merengue is NOT Mexican but you can play a few songs and people will dance to it. If you want real Mexican music, you must play “Banda” & “Norteno” I believe PP’s are correct in that Sonora is more cumbia but I believe it’s with banda. A very famous singer from Sonora is “Valentin Elizalde” if you don’t like him as a singer at least you get the idea of what “Mexican Music” is. Most of his songs are real catchy fast. Listen to “Como me duele”,  “La Papa”, or “Yaquesita”

Post # 11
895 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

OP you could maybe google some artists in the genre you’re looking for? 

I had a full on Mexican wedding and our DJ played norteno and banda all night.

Here are some artists you can google and see if there are any songs you like

Conjunto primaver                                                                                                    Cumbre Nortena                                                                                                   Los Rieleros del Norte                                                                                           Pantera del Norte                                                                                                 Fidel Rueda                                                                                                         Fito Olivares

Post # 12
109 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

My husband is not Mexican, but we played full on Mexican music during part of the wedding (tamborazo, banda, rancheras mainly). His family and friends didn’t really dance, but it was important to me that my 92 year old grandfather have music he liked. I like the music too.

Anyway, mix in some of those songs in a set with cumbias and even some merengue and salsa. The lattter are not as popular in Mexico, but if people are already up and dancing they’ll dance through those songs too.

Post # 13
27 posts

Merengues and salsa are not Mexican music however this doesn’t stop us from dancing to it. I am marrying into a caucasian family and I plan on having, cumbias, rancheras, merengue. salsa, bachata, newer pop music and yes even 80’s music because I am a fan. Having a variety of music for all cultures that would be invited will make it more fun and something that everyone can relate to.

And coming from a full blown Mexican family, most Mexicans will find it an insult if you don’t play music they can dance to. Just saying.

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