Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Sep 23, 2020

Wolf Trap celebrates and honors the many Hispanic and Latin artists who have graced its stages year-round! Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and take a tour around the world with these fun facts about Wolf Trap artists.


  • Last at Wolf Trap: 2015
  • Top Songs: “Smooth,” “Maria Maria,” “Oye Como Va”
  • Did you know: The only consistent band member in the group’s more than 50-year history is its founder Carlos Santana.

Omara Portuondo

  • Last at Wolf Trap: 2019
  • Top Songs: “¿Dónde estabas tú?,” “La sitiera,” “Chan Chan”
  • Did you know: Omara Portuondo is best known as the female voice of Buena Vista Social Club and became the first Cuban musician to be named International Ambassador by the International Red Cross in 2004.

Ricky Martin

  • Last at Wolf Trap: 2016
  • Top Songs: “Livin’ la Vida Loca,” “Vente Pa’ Ca,” “La Mordidita”
  • Did you know: Ricky Martin is often credited for launching the 1999 Latin pop explosion in the U.S. with his smash hit “Livin’ la Vida Loca.”

Rodrigo y Gabriela

  • Last at Wolf Trap: 2019
  • Top Songs: “Tamacún,” “Diablo Rojo,” “Hanuman”
  • Did you know: This duo’s heroes include Jimi Hendrix, Carlos Santana, Astor Piazzolla, and Pantera’s Dimebag Darrell.

Carlos Vives

  • Last at Wolf Trap: 2016
  • Top Songs: “Robarte un Beso,” “La Bicicleta,” “Cuando Nos Volvamos a Encontrar”
  • Did you know: Carlos Vives was the first Colombian to win a Grammy Award.

Daddy Yankee

  • Last at Wolf Trap: 2017
  • Top Songs: “Despacito,” “Con Calma,” “China”
  • Did you know: Daddy Yankee was the first Latin artist to hit No. 1 on Spotify.


  • Last at Wolf Trap: 2018
  • Top Songs: “Besos En Guerra,” “La Camisa Negra,” “Es Por Tí”
  • Did you know: Juanes was named to the TIME 100 in 2005.

The Gipsy Kings

  • Last at Wolf Trap: 2019
  • Top Songs: “Bomboleo,” “Volare,” “Djoba Djoba”
  • Did you know: The Gipsy Kings are considered responsible for the global popularization of progressive, pop-oriented flamenco music.


  • Last at Wolf Trap: 2019
  • Top Songs: “La Tóxica,” “Chillax,” “Baila Baila Baila”
  • Did you know: Farruko has collaborated with Wolf Trap artists Daddy Yankee and Shaggy.

Alejandro Sanz

  • Last at Wolf Trap: 2010
  • Top Songs: “Corazón Partío,” “Amiga mía,” “Deja Que Te Bese”
  • Did you know: Alejandro Sanz was the first Spanish artist to record an MTV Unplugged album.

Marc Anthony

  • Last at Wolf Trap: 2013
  • Top Songs: “Vivir Mi Via,” “Está Rico,” “Tu Amor Me Hace Bien”
  • Did you know: Marc Anthony holds the Guinness World Record for most year-end best-selling albums in the tropical albums’ chart by a solo artist.  

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