Reggaeton is a modification of raggamuffin that, in turn, developed from reggae and Hip Hop. Reggaeton distinguishes itself through its provocative and full of protest Spanish lyrics and exhibits the impact of further Latino styles, like bomba and salsa.
Reggaeton is a relatively new music style that has become increasingly popular in the 90's.
There are two existing versions of reggeaton origin: some say that it originated in Panama, others argue that this musical direction comes from Puerto Rico. That is actually where the majority of reggeaton singers come from.
Reggaeton actually developed from Jamaican Reggae, but was certainly influenced by various other musical directions, like for example, North American Hip-Hop and Puerto Rican rhythms.
3. Stir It Up - Bob Marley & the Wailers 4. Pressure Drop - Toots & the Maytals 5. The Harder They Come - Jimmy Cliff 6. One Love - Bob Marley & the Wailers 7. 54-46 That's My Number - Toots & the Maytals 8. Satta Massagana - The Abyssinians 9. Funky Kingston - Toots & the Maytals 10. Montego Bay - Freddie Notes & The Rudies
Puerto Rico officially the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (Spanish: "Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico" — literally Associated Free State of Puerto Rico ), is a self-governing, unincorporated territory of the United States, located in the northeastern Caribbean Sea, east of the Dominican Republic and west of the Virgin Islands.
Puerto Rico (Spanish for "rich port") is composed of an archipelago that includes the main island of Puerto Rico and a number of smaller islands, the largest of which are Vieques, Culebra, and Mona. The main island of Puerto Rico is the smallest by land area and second smallest by population among the four Greater Antilles, which also include Cuba, Hispaniola, and Jamaica.
Puerto Ricans often call the island Borinquen , from Borikén , its indigenous Taíno name.The terms boricua and borincano derive from Borikén and Borinquen respectively, and are commonly used to identify someone of Puerto Rican heritage. The island is also popularly known in Spanish as " La Isla del Encanto " which means "The Island of Enchantment" in English .
Official Name: Jamaica Capital City: Kingston Size: 4,411 square miles. Length: 146 miles Width: 22-51 miles Population: 2,605,800 (July 2000 estimate). Annual population growth rate: 0.46% Average Temperature: 82° F Cli mate: Tropical. Hot, Humid, temperate interior. Av erage Rainfall: 78 inches annually Pop ulation: 2.6 million (July 2000 estimate).
Ethnic Groups: Black (90.9%), mixed (7.3%), East Indian (1.3%), white (0.2%), Chinese (0.2%)
Head of Government: The head of government in Jamaica is the Prime Minister who is elected by the Jamaican people. The prime minister is the leader of the majority party in the House of Representatives.