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Latin Reggaeton: Origins and the Black Diaspora (Virtual)

Hosted by the Consul of the Austin Explorers Group
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Took place 1 month ago
Thu 18 Mar 17:30 - 18:30

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Reggaeton has been around for decades in Latin America filling the region with more joy and dance. It is a beautiful representation of Black Empowerment and Visibility.

Reggaeton filled the early years of my youth, and upon immigrating to the US, were warm reminders of home.
In modern times, it has taken the global music force for ten years.
Reggaeton artists are the top Protected content worldwide for many consecutive years. (Bad Bunny winning last years top artist!)

We will explore it's origins and pay homage to Latin American African roots.
We will also dissect it's lyrics with a feminist lens and its cultural implications.
We will also discuss its significance with LGBT and transcendental elements worldwide.

In Austin, the hottest nightlife revolves around this music and other Latin sounds.

We will attempt to answer the old age question/battle: Did Panama or Puerto Rico create it? (I may be biased lol)

This will be the first event of a multicultural series, focusing on marginalized communities!

Excited to see you all again. Hasta luego!