Reggaeton is a bit of everything. It is the latest musical expression of urban communities of the Americas. Arguably, it is the Latin version of hip-hop. Despite the fact that it is a genre essentially urban mixed with the tropical as festive and danceable. It is the musical result of the cultural interbreeding in Latin America of the late 20th century and early 21st.
The vast majority agrees that reggaeton has its origin in Panama in the 1980s. It was considered reggae in Spanish. This is how the world knew The General music in the early 90s. Successes as you look good, move it, move it and your pum pum are considered classics of the General and urban music. Parallel to the Panamanian Spanish reggae, rap in Spanish began to be developed in Puerto Rico with Vico C as the great figure. We must not forget what has been done by Illya Kuryaki and the Valderramas in Argentina in the 90s, although a style was more funk.
Other influences behind the final product are the rhythms of the afro Caribbeans as the champeta in Colombia and Jamaican dancehall. The word reggaeton was coined in Puerto Rico in the 1990s when it was established as a genuine sound different to reggae in Spanish.
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Date of birth: 19 April 1970 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. You have Mexican nationality.
Nickname: “El sol de México”
Luis Miguel belongs to the lineage of the great soloists of Latin music. It is the divo par excellence: a natural talent with PT Heartthrob and mysterious life. It has a tone of unmistakable voice, which dominates with mastery in the genres that plays. Born in pop and consecrated with the bolero. It is of the few youth idols getting respect for a mature audience. Winner of Grammy, Latin Grammy and container of multi-platinum for sales. Their live performances are so produced their recordings. Besides interpreter, Luis Miguel composes, produces and some recitals are encouraged to play keyboards.
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Since distant times, the protest movements of social causes have been among their weapons music. War, racism, inequality, authoritarianism and Government corruption are some of the issues that have inspired the song protest until today. Silvio Rodríguez, one of the greatest exponents of the genre, defines the Troubadour as “a poet with a guitar”.
It is a kind of poetic and musical creation that appeared connected with movements of the left, with clear ideological objectives. It is a genre that aims to raise awareness, especially in the middle class and workers, to generate a radical change of the socio-economic structures. Most of these songs have been written by intellectuals and artists of middle class, many of them University. The protest song takes as a basis the traditional and popular folklore of each country and transforms it into a means to denounce social injustice and political conformity.
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Explore artists and musical productions of the romantic genre.
- What is the ballad?
- Juan Gabriel, the divo’s song
- Raphael, the Monster’s song
- Miguel Bose, the eternal villain
- José Feliciano, guitar and vocals
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As the Brazilian, the Italians have also encouraged to sing in Spanish. They left a mark on the Hispanic market with its romantic style. The best moment of the Italian legion was in the sixties and seventies, at the height of the romantic ballad. In the 1990s there was a new boom with Laura Pausini and Eros Ramazzotti as main representatives. These are some of the major Italian boot that triumph singing in Spanish.
• Raffaella Carra
The Italian pump by excellence. Skirts, necklines and choreography. You did everything in the world of the spectacle. Their songs are pure energy to the point where famous DJs like Bob Sinclair made remixes with his subjects. One of the most remembered Italian. By its spicy topics is a precursor of pop artists such as Paulina Rubio and Thalia.
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Brazilians in Spanish owners of a rich musical culture, Brazilians have written a story separate in Latin music. We know them by samba and bossa nova, but some of them also explored the popular music in Spanish. Meet some of them.
• Roberto Carlos
It is a symbol of Brazilian soccer, coffee and the Corcovado of Rio de Janeiro. I may not have fans, but insurance does more than one million friends. Since the mid-60’s is the King of Brazilian popular music. His career was born in the heyday of rock and roll. In the 1970s his tone became romantic and started recording in large Spanish ballads. In addition to popular music he also recorded Christian music. Dedicated songs to love, friendship, Jesus Christ and characters from modern life. His subjects are felt and sticky, her delicate voice is unmistakable.
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The mothers represent the possibility of live music is the enjoyment of life. The two feelings come together in this auspicious list for mother’s day or the birthday of that be special. This is suggested for a complete Serenade repertoire.
• Mother Holy love – Duet of yesteryear
A classic of the Andean folklore of Colombia and Ecuador. The protagonist sings to his deceased mother and regrets his absence. Here the mother is the light of existence, a huge mantle of protection that Holiness. The rhythm is a traditional Hall of the Colombian Andes.
• Old Mama – the Visconti
A traditional song of the folklore of the Argentinian pampa. The rhythm is a zamba. Says goodbye to a child of a mother or grandmother (in quechua old MOM is grandmother) when he left his house to begin their adventure through life. The song radiates nostalgia while it highlights memories and promises.
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The bolero is the genre that best teaches the romanticism of the Latin American people. For love or heartbreak, the wrap serves to express feelings accurately. His cult in the continent led to be the only genre with nickname: speakers tend to call it “His Majesty” or “Señor bolero”.
The bolero is a musical son of the Spanish contradanza. The rhythm is a compass for four times. The ropes are predominant, but eventually, with the development of the large orchestras, percussion instruments and other wind were added.
Most historians agree that the bolero was born in Cuba in the 19th century. The general agreement is that first bolero is the theme sadness, of José “Pepe” Sánchez, composed at the end of the 19th century. The guitars became a popular music in the canteens. With the emergence of other genres in Cuban son and mambo, guaracha, bolero was received in large orchestras.
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The meringue is made adrenaline music. Fun, fast paced and friend of the festivities. It is the national music of the Dominican Republic, but it was welcomed elsewhere in the basin of the Caribbean with great devotion.
Merengue has roots in the colonial era, but is from the second half of the 19th century that is beginning to expand. First it was known as country music until she began to reach urban centers with the addition of the accordion.
A key figure in that first evolution was the composer Francisco Ñico Lora. Although he identified as meringue, was also known as Perico ripiao.
The traditional rhythmic pattern of merengue is two-by-four, although with large orchestras also touched on four by four.
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Linked to the most joyous time of year, Christmas music is evident in various ways and for all tastes. It is an element which makes full a season full of peace, joy and community. The following are some of the main trends of Christmas music.
They are the songs that accompany the ninth prior to Christmas day. They are the soundtrack to all December. Choirs of children and churches are those who usually interpret these themes during the celebrations.
Its origin dates back to the 15th century in the Iberian peninsula. His name responds to its origin in peasant villages. His sense was not strictly religious, but with the passage of time was accommodating to the Christmas tradition. Musically, it consists of chorus and verses. As in the masses, someone intones the central letter, while others respond in the choir.
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