How Puerto Rico became a pop superpower


PUERTO RICO!! … ’We grow up breathing music’: how Puerto Rico became a pop superpower.” … #PuertoRicanPower …

Repeating Islands

PR2560The full title of this article by Iman Amrani (The Guardian) is “’We grow up breathing music’: how Puerto Rico became a pop superpower.” Amrani writes that online streaming and the country’s proximity to the United States (as well as the 1917 Jones Act) have led to the likes of “Despacito” topping the charts, and “now the island’s musicians are embracing politics.” [She also reminds us that artists Bad Bunny perform will perform at the O2 Forum Kentish Town, London, on 4 August, and Daddy Yankee at the SSE Arena, Wembley, London on 10 August.] Here are excerpts:

It sometimes feels as if there is no getting away from Despacito. At more than 5bn views, Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s track is now the most streamed video of all time on YouTube. But there is plenty more where that came from: Puerto Ricans such as the Despacito…

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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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