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For computer class we had to do a presentation about Reggaeton. i enjoyed doing this so enjoy!!!

For computer class we had to do a presentation about Reggaeton. i enjoyed doing this so enjoy!!!

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  • Michael Ellis is the founder of the Reggeaton Movement, pioneer of Spanish Reggae, MTV Video Award Winning Producer, La Gaviota de plata (the highest latin award) Award Winning producer in Vinas del mar Chile, 3 Time Grammy Award winning Producer, Billboard Award Winning Producer, 4 Time Premiolo Nuestro Award Winning Producer, etc. Michael Ellis produced the smash hits 'El Gran Pana', 'El Maestro', 'Son Bow', 'Buduff Kun Kun', 'Te Ves Buena', 'La Quemé', 'El Paré', 'No Mas Guerra', 'Wine Your Body', 'Cross The Border', 'Caramelo', 'Mermaid Body' , 'Muevelo, Muevelo' with New Creation/BMG , 'Hombre Murio' with New Creation/Columbia Records, 'Do That to Me One More Time', and 'Killing you Suave' by Killer Ranks in association with Warner Brothers.
    Michael Ellis is responsible for the genres RegRapBlues, Reggaeton and Spanish Reggae. Other titles from the Spanish Reggae genre includes 'The Best of Spanglish Reggae Vol. 1″ produced in Creation Studios in 1998 by Michael Ellis and Derrick Barrnett, also with this release given birth to the term 'Spanglish' created by Michael Ellis meaning a mixture of English and Spanish lyrics. Michael Ellis changed the way music was done in this industry. This movement came from Jamaican Dancehall and lovers rock, we have to give credit to Yellow Man, Flowergon, Admiral Bailey, Bob Marley, Supercat, Shabba, Cutty Ranks, Nicodemus, etc…

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    http://www.michaelfellis.com/about/
    http://www.mketv.com/wow/the-truth-about-reggeaton
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  • 1. The Origin of Reggaeton By: Sabrina Michel Pd. 4
  • 2. What is Reggaeton?
    • Reggaeton is a combination of Jamaican reggae and various forms of Latin American music. It originated in Panama in the 1970s and expanded throughout the Spanish-speaking world during the next two decades. Reggaeton hit the U.S. market in the 1990s, sparking a great wave of new artists. The main feature that separates Reggaeton from other music genres is its use of a unique rhythm known as "Dem Bow."
    • Retrieved from: http://www.ehow.com/facts_5132930_reggaeton-music.html
  • 3. History of Reggaeton
    • During the 1970s, a number of Panamanian artists began to produce reggaeton music. As it evolved throughout many Spanish-speaking countries, it took on more elements of Latin American musical influences. So it originated in Panama.
    • Reggaeton gained popularity in the 1990s in the United States. Latino youth helped to support the number of artists that began to be released. Artists such as DJ Playero, Daddy Yankee and Don Chezina were among the most successful in regards to album sales.
  • 4. What is special about Reggaeton?
    • The most notable feature in the music of reggaeton is the specific rhythm incorporated in the music. This rhythm is known as "Dem Bow," a combination of West Indian reggae and Latin American beats from bomba, salsa and merengue.
    • Lyrically, reggaeton uses many of the same elements as hip hop. Reggaeton uses a combination of rapping and singing to express its message. Usual themes include dancing, partying, life stories and love songs.
    • Reggaeton is the most popular in Panama and Puerto Rico, where it originated. However, reggaeton has found increased success in Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic and Venezuela. In the United States, reggaeton became popular with those of Latino heritage and, during the early 21st century, it began to gain notoriety in Spain.
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  • 9. Puerto Rico OR Panama?
  • 10. Panama OR Puerto Rico Cont.
    • The misunderstanding of the origins of Reggaeton are that many people think it came from Puerto Rico, but it actually came from the Jamaican influences of the Panamanian population at the time. But many say that the sounds of reggaeton sound similar to those of Puerto Rico and that’s why there is such a huge debate on the true origin.
    • The Caribbean's migrated to Panama in order to work on the Panama Canal that was being constructed in the early 20 th century.
  • 11. Modern Reggaeton
    • Today Reggaeton still has it’s influence on many Latino-Americans and others.
    • An artist that many know without even thinking is Daddy Yankee as well as Don Omar.
  • 12. Thanks for Watching!!! Musical Selection: Gasolina by Daddy Yankee And all Videos retrieved from Youtube.com …thank you!