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Jonathan Smith
Ms. Marshall
Ethnic Studies
12/11/12

Reggaeton is a form of dance music of Puerto Rican origin, characterized by a mix of Latin rhythms, dancehall, and hip-hop or rap. Reggaeton has its own specific beat and rhythm. There are others version as to where Reggaeton originated from Panama. Then the music made it gracefully throughout Puerto Rico. The origins of Reggaeton begin with the two different versions. One of them is, that in Panama first made first recording in the 70’s. The other is that Reggae developed in the 70’s in Jamaica and has gone through numerous changes. Reggaeton is a combination with others sound and rhythm. Reggaeton became popular in Puerto Rico where it speeded quickly throughout the land. Reggaeton is a type of music where people can move freely and swiftly with the sound of the beats. With the combination of the beats and lyrics Reggaeton has quickly became popular in Latin culture. Reggaeton dancers wear lots of urban type clothing that feel good so they can move swiftly. The instruments used in Reggaeton are bass, drums and, a synth guitar, also keyboard. Reggaeton the lyrics are typically spoken in Spanish. Reggae is spoken in Jamaican. The dance that is associated with Reggaeton come in many forms. Reggaeton can be fast beat or sometimes slow but, mostly associated with fast beat. The lyrics in Reggaeton is very unique because it can be spoken in a fast pace and can be spoken in a slow pace. Reggaeton has great movement with the dancer because it can also use and incorporate lots of hip hop moves. The beats are also unique because it is a blend of other music sound live instruments and computer technology. With all this Reggaeton has change over the years with its sound lyrics and dance Reggaeton it’s more like Spanish hip hop if that what you want to call it.

Reggaeton has already accomplished something that other Latin musical forms never attained: not only has the music exploded the imaginations of young...
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