The history of reggaeton

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The history of reggaeton

  1. 1. THE HISTORY OF REGGAETON BY Shannon Clark
  2. 2. WHAT IS REGGAETON? <ul><li>The distinctive sound of today's reggaeton is a mix of Jamaican dancehall rhythms, derived from reggae, and Latin merengue, bomba, plena and sometimes salsa. It's heavily percussive beat is called &quot;dembow&quot; and comes from Trinidad's 'soca' music; it fuses electronic dance music, hip-hop elements and Spanish / Spanglish rap to form a compelling, driving sound that has been embraced by hispanic urban youth worldwide </li></ul>
  3. 3. THE ORIGINATION OF REGGAETON AND CONTROVERSY <ul><li>Historically there has been an invisible line that has segregated Jamaican music and other Latin dance styles. But that line was breached in Panama, a country with a significant Jamaican population that had migrated south to work on the Panama Canal in the early 20th century. </li></ul><ul><li>There's a heated debate about whether reggaeton originated in Panama or Puerto Rico. While it seems obvious that the roots are Panamanian, some of the best know (and earliest) purveyors of today's reggaeton sounds come from Puerto Rico, so the confusion is easily understood. </li></ul>
  4. 4. WHY JAMAICANS MIGRATED TO PANAMA <ul><li>TO WORK IN THE PANAMA CANAL FOR FREEDOM AND MONEY. </li></ul>.
  5. 5. Daddy Yankee <ul><li>“Arguably the most popular, and hit songs like its nothing.” </li></ul>
  6. 6. Zion <ul><li>“Zion Is to Reggaeton what, Jordan is to basketball.” </li></ul>
  7. 7. Wisin <ul><li>“ One half of the duo Wisin & Yandel, great lyrics, and great style.” </li></ul>
  8. 8. Yandel <ul><li>“ One half of the duo Wisin & Yandel, great vocals, and great style.” </li></ul>
  9. 9. Arcangel <ul><li>“This game is about vocals lyrics, and originality, and this man posses all of them.” </li></ul>
  10. 10. Don Omar <ul><li>“A great artist, a little overrated, his latest works not so great, but his works before all masterpieces.” </li></ul>
  11. 11. Yomo <ul><li>“The best lyrics in the game period. Also an very original style.” </li></ul>
  12. 12. Ken-y <ul><li>“Began as a youngster, great vocals, and everything he drops is a hit.” </li></ul>
  13. 13. Baby Rasta <ul><li>“ Very underrated, but one of the artists responsible, for making reggaeton what it is today.”’ </li></ul>
  14. 14. De La Ghetto <ul><li>“ A young talented artist, with his diferent styles, and song titles.” </li></ul>
  15. 15. IN CONCLUSION <ul><li>THIS IS THE HISTORY OF REGGAETON AND ITS MOST POPULAR ARTIST </li></ul>

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