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Reggaetón is a fusion of Spanish rap and hip-hop that has gained popularity since the mid-1990s. It began with elements as far ranging as Jamaican reggae and dancehall, North American hip-hop, and contemporary rhythm and blues mixed with such Latin American musical styles as cumbia, bomba, and plena; however, many other Latin American music beats have been incorporated. While Panama and Puerto Rico are credited for the development of reggaetón, in 2004 it exploded internationally, with songs from Daddy Yankee's Barrio Fino, Tego Calderon's El Enemy de los Guasibiri, and Ivy Queen's Diva and Real gaining airplay in the United States and Europe.




Books and Scores on display:


Buena Vista in the club: rap, reggaeton, & revolution in Havana
by Geoffrey Baker

ML3486 .C828 H3 B35 2011

In Buena Vista in the Club, Geoffrey Baker traces the trajectory of the Havana hip hop scene from the late 1980s to the present and analyzes its partial eclipse by reggaetón. While Cuban officials initially rejected rap as “the music of the enemy,” leading figures in the hip hop scene soon convinced certain cultural institutions to accept and then promote rap as part of Cuba’s national culture.

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Reggaeton
edited by Raquel Z. Rivera, Wayne Marshall, & Deborah Pacini Hernandez

ML3532.5 .R44 2009

A hybrid of reggae and rap, reggaeton is a music with Spanish-language lyrics and Caribbean aesthetics that has taken Latin America, the United States, and the world by storm. Superstars—including Daddy Yankee, Don Omar, and Ivy Queen—garner international attention, while aspiring performers use digital technologies to create and circulate their own tracks. Reggaeton brings together critical assessments of this wildly popular genre.

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Da Capo best music writing 2006: the year's finest writing on rock, hip-hop, jazz, pop, country, & more
ML55 .D2 2006

Whether you count yourself a member of the hip-hop nation, bang your head yearly at Ozzfest, wear a cowboy hat, or dance to the top twenty, you're sure to find something to love in Da Capo Best Music Writing 2006. Gathering a rich array of writing by music journalists, novelists, and scribes from a wide range of sources-highbrow literary quarterlies to 'zines and blogs--Da Capo Best Music Writing is a multi-voiced snapshot of the year in music writing that, like the music it illuminates, is every bit as thrilling as it is revealing.

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Music in the Hispanic Caribbean: experiencing music, expressing culture
by Robin Moore

ML3565 .M66 2010

The Spanish-speaking countries of Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico are a relatively small group of islands with a surprisingly wide-reaching influence on music. The birth place of enduring styles such as salsa and meringue and up-and-coming genres like reggaeton, the music of the region has yet be examined in a standalone volume. Robin Moore uses three themes--the cultural legacy of the slave trade, the creolization of Caribbean musical styles, and the impact of colonialism and race relations-to survey the region and draw parallels and contrasts between its various traditions.

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Hot Latin Mix
MP1668.4 .H68 2000

A compilation of 16 hits by 1990's hot Latin artists such as Ricky Martin, Enrique Iglesias, Jennifer Lopez, Luis Miguel, and others.

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Exitos ya!
MP1668.4 .E92 2001

This great collection assembles 22 chart-topping tunes from the 2000s hottest Latin artists!

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CDs and DVDs on display:



Welcome to Haiti: Creole 101
by Wyclef Jean
CD28047

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Mundial
by Daddy Yankee
CD31740

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El Patron
by Tito, el Bambino
CD34354

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Idon
by Don Omar
CD31023

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El Abayarde Contra-ataca
by Tego Calderon
Annex CD (Box 25)

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A Perfect Melody
by Zion
CD34356

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Los Rompe Discotekas
by ROC La Familia and Hector Bambio ‘El Father’
CD28396

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Los Benjamins
by Luny Tunes
CD28666

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Salsaton: salsa con reggaeton
by Andy Montanez
Annex CD (Box 27)

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Voltio
by Voltio
Annex CD (Box 76)

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Mr. 305: the Pitbull story
DVD5159

Diva
by Ivy Queen
CD25247

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Magazines on display:



Latin Beat

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