The South American music
With Latin music, since the fifties in the US, they have been shown those musical forms typical of Latin America. It was thus a separation between the styles most typically people of color and those instead characteristic of Latin America. It is considered to be part of Latin music, as well, a large number of genres: salsa, rumba, bossa nova, flamenco, tango, fado, milonga, Latin rock, merengue and so on. Given the enormity of the production that includes the definition of Latin music, it's hard to determine which are the common characteristics of genres as diverse. In general, however, the Latin music uses very widely guitar, particularly acoustic: This tool, not surprisingly, was carried by the Arabs in Europe for the first time in Spain. In addition to this there is an increased interest and a significant refinement in the composition of melodies, which are of great importance.
The main difference, however, lies in the African-American music rhythms, which are much less tight in the case of Latin music, which, among other things, provides absolutely unique percussion instruments such as congas. That is opposed to the music with the Hispanic African American is not to suggest that the former is not affected by the second: many kinds are a reworking of the royalties in key Latin Americans.
The genres that appeal more success outside the borders of origin are generally the music that can be danced, like salsa, merengue or rumba.