Roundtable to address rise of Reggaetón
Posted November 4, 2009; 03:23 p.m.
Artists, critics and scholars will discuss Reggaetón, one of the top-selling genres in U.S. Latino/a and Latin American music, in a panel discussion set for 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, in 101 McCormick Hall.
Panelists at the event, titled "Reggaetón: Critical Perspectives," will include critics and scholars Raquel Rivera, Wayne Marshall and Marisol LeBron, DJ El Nińo, photographer Miguel Luciano, and Reggaetón performer and entrepreneur Ines "Deevani" Rooney.
In the last decade, Reggaetón has risen from the Puerto Rican underground to the global mainstream. The genre's hyper-modern, synth-driven mix of rap and reggae -- with Latin flourishes -- has topped international charts while finding grassroots supporters across the Americas and inspiring debates around race and nation, class and gender, and morals and mores.
The event is sponsored by the Program in Latin American Studies and the Center for African American Studies.