Pachanga Style Overview
Pachanga Music Description
Pachanga is a genre of music which is described as a mixture of [son montuno](https://www.discogs.com/style/son+montuno) and [merengue](https://www.discogs.com/style/merengue). This type of music has a festive, lively style and is marked by jocular, mischievous lyrics. The name Pachanga originated in Cuba in 1959 after the release of [Eduardo Davidson](https://www.discogs.com/artist/1522872-Eduardo-Davidson)'s track [La Pachanga](https://www.discogs.com/composition/a91cedd3-3e6a-43df-b894-7d5a4b0b10fb-la- pachanga). In 1961, three covers of La Pachanga brought worldwide attention to the style and kicked off a dance-trend amongst Latin populations in the United States. In the US, the style was popularized in New York City Cuban dance halls, along with other Latin- influenced styles such as [Mambo](https://www.discogs.com/style/mambo). Pachanga is also a Cuban dance style.