Music of Honduras

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Music of Honduras Topics
Classical music Punta
Merengue Hip Hop
Latin pop Cumbia
Salsa Reggae
Techno Electronic Music
Timeline and Samples
Central American music
Belize - Costa Rica - El Salvador - Guatemala - Honduras - Nicaragua - Panama

Music of Honduras is very varied. Punta is the main "ritmo" of Honduras with other music such as Paranda, Bachata, Caribbean salsa, cumbia, reggae, merengue, soca, calypso, dancehall and reggaeton widely heard especially in the North, to Mexican rancheras heard in the interior rural part of the country.


Honduras' capital Tegucigalpa is an important center for modern Honduran music, and is home to the College for Fine Arts.[1]

Folk music is played with guitar, marimba and other instruments. Punta is popular in Honduras.[2] Popular folk songs include La ceiba and Candú.[3]

There is an Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Honduras (a national orchestra) in Comayagua.[4]

Notable musicians[edit]

Reggaeton has been popular in the country for many years, and Honduras has emerged as a leading producer of artists. Notable artists include:

  • DJ Sy (Syrome)
  • Raggamofin Killas
  • El Pueblo
  • Los Bohemios Del Reggaeton
  • DJ Slyfox
  • Bullaka Family
  • Yerbaklan
  • Killa

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "SOS Children: Child Sponsorship Charity". Archived from the original on 2011-09-28. Retrieved 2005-05-30.
  2. ^ Music in Honduras retrieved 27 July 2021
  3. ^ Spanish country Honduras retrieved 30 July 2021
  4. ^ Filarmonica de Honduras retrieved 29 July 2021
  5. ^ "Banda Blanca" (in Spanish). Aldos del Recuerdo. Retrieved 22 July 2021.
  6. ^ Fredy Pineda. "Javier Monthiel figura importante y reconocida de la música" [Javier Monthiel an important and recognized figure in music] (in Spanish). Noticias Honduras HN. Retrieved 27 July 2021.
  7. ^ "Monthiel captures his Honduran pride". La Prensa (in Spanish). Retrieved 27 July 2021.
  8. ^ ANIMA
  9. ^ "El hondureño Paul Hughes ´Polache´ se prepara para su debut en el Savio", Univision
  10. ^ "Atomic Rose: La banda hondureña 'dream pop' que rompe esquemas".
  11. ^ Volumen

Further reading[edit]

  • Campos Fonseca, Susan: “Historia compensatoria y Filosofía: Un caso centroamericano”, en BABAB, Nº33, verano, España, 2008, ISSN · 1575-9385. Disponible en:
  • Brill, Mark. Music of Latin America and the Caribbean, 2nd Edition, 2018. Taylor & Francis ISBN 1138053562