Reggaeton

Reggaeton

by Raquel Z. Rivera
     
 


This collection offers the first critical assessment of the music and culture of reggaeton, a popular genre that blends reggae and rap, Spanish-language lyrics, and Latin-Caribbean aesthetics.See more details below

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This collection offers the first critical assessment of the music and culture of reggaeton, a popular genre that blends reggae and rap, Spanish-language lyrics, and Latin-Caribbean aesthetics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822343837
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
03/31/2009
Series:
Refiguring American Music Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations vii

Foreword: What's all the noise about? / Juan Flores ix

Acknowledgments xiii

Introduction: Reggaeton's Socio-Sonic Circuitry / Wayne Marshall, Raquel Z. Rivera, and Deborah Pacini Hernandez 1

Part I. Mapping Reggaeton

From Música Negra to Reggaeton Latino: The Cultural Politics of Nation, Migration, and Commercialization / Wayne Marshall 19

Part II. The Panamanian Connection

Placing Panama in the Reggaeton Narrative: Editor's Notes / Wayne Marshall 77

Reggae in Panama: Bien Tough / Christoph Twickel 81

The Panamanian Origins of Reggae in Español: Seeing History through "Los Ojos Café" of Renato / Interview by Ifeoma C. K. Nwankwo 89

Muévelo (Move It!): From Panama to New York and Back Again, the Story of El General / Interview by Christoph Twickel 99

Part III. (Trans)Local Studies and Ethnographies

Policing Morality, Mano Dura Stylee: The Case of Underground Rap and Reggae in Puerto Rico in the Mid-1990s / Raquel Z. Rivera 111

Dominicans in the Mix: Reflections on Dominican Identity, Race, and Reggaeton / Deborah Pacini Hernandezq 135

The Politics of Dancing: Reggaetón and Rap in Havana / Geoff Baker 165

You Got Your Reggaetón in my Hip-Hop: Crunkiao and "Spanish Music" in the Miami Urban Scene / Jose Davila 200

Part IV. Visualizing Reggaeton

Visualizing Reggaeton: Editors' Notes / Wayne Marshall and Raquel Z. Rivera 215

Images by Miguel Luciano 218

Images by Carolina Caycedo 221

Images by Kacho López 222

Part V. Gendering Reggaeton

(W)rapped in Foil: Glory at Twelve Words a Minute / Félix Jiménez 229

A Man Lives Here: Reggaeton's Hypermasculine Resident / Alfredo Nieves Moreno 252

How to Make Love with Your Clothes On: Dancing Regeton, Gender, and Sexuality in Cuba / Jan Fairley 280

Part VI. Reggaeton's Poetics, Politics, and Aesthetics

Chamaco's Corner / Gallego (José Raúl González) 297

Salon Philosophers: Ivy Queen and Surprise Guests Take Reggaetón Aside / Alexandra T. Vazquez 300

From Hip-Hop to Reggaeton: Is There Only a Step? / Welmo Romero Joseph 312

Black Pride / Tego Calderón 324

Poetry of Filth: The (Post) Reggaetonic Lyrics of Calle 13 / Frances Negrón-Muntaner 327

Bibliography: Selected Sources for Reading Reggaeton 341

Index 345

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