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Genre
bolero
Parent Genre: latin

Bolero is a romantic music genre that originated in Cuba in the late 19th century and gained popularity throughout Latin America in the 20th century. It is characterized by slow, rhythmic melodies and sentimental lyrics that often express themes of love and heartbreak. Bolero music is typically performed by a small ensemble of instruments, including guitars, percussion, and brass. The genre has produced many iconic songs that have been covered by numerous artists over the years.


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List of bolero artists

Here is a list of bolero artists on Spotify, ranked based on popularity, who exemplifies the bolero genre. You can find out what bolero genre sounds like where you can preview artists or sort them the way you want, just click the headers to sort.

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