Music vs. phenomenon


Cuban reggaeton artists Cola Loka have made a statement to the effect that reggaeton is a big phenomenon… but it’s not music, timba is music :-).

But now we do see cubaton singers touring with large bands and musical arrangements that are becoming “musical”.

Recent shows this weekend in Toronto highlight the difference… Gente d’Zona with a full band at the Opera House while Chacal (not including Yakarta/PMM) offered the traditional reggaeton singer alone in the spotlight.

We can only say we hope there is more music and less phenomenon in the future :-)

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