Reggaeton and our Young Generations -- New Trends in Music
All started with this tune... Just listen with us please...!
Speeding up Shabba Ranks, and adding some Salsa... you get Reggaeton
- Music From The Other Side of the World
We have a collection of music that never made to VH1 and MTV, because mainly were sung in different languages. But the melody and the rhythm were there for us to enjoy. Here are some quick examples and hope you enjoy them. Briefly, we will tell you a
If You listen to this song you will feel a repetitive cadence from a catchy romantic keyboard. The drums make you realize this beat is an Afro-descendant beat. If you are from the Caribbean, you will get hooked up right away.
The synthesizer blends in to transmit a mood. That's when our brains start telling us: "shh! Just listening! We love this new beat."
If you are from Nordic areas, you will pass on, or maybe not? Because troubadours and ole songs from the British isles were in your genes. Perhaps minstrel, scald or rhapsody came to your mind. Just picture that flute from Titanic's theme song: "My heart will go on..!"
This is Reggaeton..! (Romantic and slow)
Formally known as Spanish reggae, was introduced slowly by Jamaican laborers when they were hired to build the Panama Canal, back in 1903. By 1970, it has evolved into a unique blended style that would be played by local street musicians. They brought their own "dance hall" and "riddim," a patua alteration from rhythm.
This specific "riddim" that characterizes reggaeton is referred to as "Dem Bow." Latin America had its Salsa to lend its quicker move, and "Electronica," of course, came on time to the rescue.
Cubans and Batista having a ball with Mambo and, "son Cubano chico!" Jamaica, Haiti and Puerto Rico had their own. Drums were there for the poor and... evenings were spent with new tunes created after a hard day's work. No cable, no radio, not even a TV. What was left? Bring a guitar, some good food, and that sunset. Do you picture it? Do you see their tanned bodies?
Cross over with Electronica and an Awesome VideoClip
The Right Time For a True Evolution
Of course the drumming and some rum did wonders. By 1989 Despotic Manuel Noriega fell and the genre took off. People from Belize, Honduras and Jamaica were already "master blasting" with their radio stations. We had MTV, but they already had Boney M and Eddie Grant with "Electric Avenue." Colombia-Cartagena started to create its own style between sugar canes, plantations and coffee beans.
The Real Feeling behind a Tune
Already listening to the music? Just imagine holding hips from behind your partner and follow that rhythm. Add some lyrics that could make you feel at home in any caribbean Island. Let us help you a little: We bring Christopher Columbus and Hernando DeSoto to this party of a lifetime:
Come on, come on... Join me now
Come on, come on... my Beloved one
Getting there, getting already there
There is no time, there is no time to spare...
Mami through that WebCam!
Why Young Generations Love it?
We remember our parents seeing that British invasion of February of 1964. We did remember Elvis the "pelvis." We all had our time, and new generations, first Hispanic, now from all over want to own their own rhythm and melody. First desecrated and censored like that Pelvis on "The Ed Sullivan Show," reggaeton filled a void. Great grand parents had Charleston, Waltz and Cha-cha. We cannot stop our younger kids to taste their own.
From "Daddy Yankee" to "Don Omar," we have heard this new trend and its "Perreo." We know it was labeled too explicit for objectionable content in the live concerts. But, we all love taboo and limited editions.
Some songs have also raised concerns about women's depiction on their lyrics but what clean song sells today? We had Tupac Shakur and Snoop dogg, and they sure did make history too. So many youngsters, young lovers and future generations did have that fun, the one we all look for and love to death. The joy was instilled in their hearts for good... same as our great grandparents did with their first Edison's Gramophone. "Gasolina mami!"
The song and its meaning-- Loose translation
Our artist's name is Farruko. He is singing Cositas que haciamos (Things we did..) Is 3:30 a.m. The Location? Manhattan and the Empire State Building. DIRECTED BY JOHNNY ROSE
© 2012 All Rights Reserved S&A MUSIC CORP / El Cartel Records, co-owned by Daddy Yankee.
"Hi, sorry for calling too late and wake you up. Really sorry...
But I called to let you know that I felt prisoner by your kisses...
I really miss those little things we used to do.
Come to my mind the movies and our High School
Those little things that we used to do with no refrain..
Found your weakest point behind your neck and your back...
And I cannot forget those little things we did...
Sorry for calling you so late, but I needed to talk...
Enjoy The Video..!
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