Prep for Your Thanksgiving Dinner With This Playlist of Salsa Bangers & Dembow Duro

Art by Alan Lopez for Remezcla

It’s become our yearly tradition to share an intergenerational Thanksgiving playlist, featuring everything from salsa classics to reggaeton bops so that your whole clan has jams for dinner prep.

Making a return are Dominican merengue legends like Fefita la Grande and Wilfredo Vargas, who will inspire you to work off some of the calories dancing with your nephews. We’re also blessing you with some of the year’s most extra bangers, guaranteed to stir up dinner table discussion: the “Bodak Yellow” Latin trap remix, Becky G and Bad Bunny’s senior appreciation moment “Mayores,” and C. Tangana’s “Mala Mujer” remix, a cute moment to get your abuelita on the living room carpet dance floor if there ever was one.

If you care to revisit the 2015 and 2016 playlist editions, you’ll note that the reggaeton and dembow are slowly creeping up on Willie Colón and Celia Cruz. Consider it an expansion of the older generations’ auditory horizons. You could make the argument that “Dale Don Dale” has achieved golden oldie status. Happy Sansgiving!

Stream the playlist via Apple Music or Spotify below.