Hey there, I think we need to add new genres. I know the site now lets you add them as “suggestions” even if they aren’t registered as genres, but there´s some we need ASAP. You can reply this post with those genres you think that need to be added so @Rob can see them and add them.
I think we need a Tango genre, for artists like Piazzolla, Goyeneche and Gardel that cannot be fitted elsewhere.
Also some distinction for Andean Folk music, specially for the Nueva Canción Latinoamericana which is to folk what conscious rap is to hip hop. I think Latin Folk could be a good distinction that can include many artists without being too generalizing.
Cumbia needs to be added as a genre too. Latin Pop simply isn’t enough because many people already use that genre for generic pop music releases from latin america rather than for those that use latin traditional styles. Same as merengue, bachata, cuarteto, traditional flamenco, Salsa and Samba. If we could add distinctions like “cumbia pop” and “cumbia villera” I wouldn’t complain tbh.
What genres do you think need to be added?