Reggaeton – The Story So Far…

Reggaeton – The Story So Far..

…If you’re feeling poetic, you could call reggeaton a homage to the first Jamaicans who were taken to Panama in the early 1900s to build the Canal, and paid the price in blood and tears. These canal workers were also the first to bring the sounds of Jamaica to the Spanish speaking Americas, planting the seeds of the first reggae in Spanish. The strong connection between Panama and Jamaica lived on and in the early eighties, El General, a dude in a white military suit, with tassles of his shoulders and shades, was the first Panamanian reggae star to gain international recognition.

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