Friday, March 18, 2011

Calle 13: Non-Reggaeton Reggaeton... a different path.

Calle 13 is a Puerto Rican band who I discovered through by hearing the following song:


It'll make you wanna shake your booty, or move your hips, or do some sort of movement. It's hard to sit still with this. It's got a bit of that Reggaeton sound, but not much. And that's what sets them apart for the most part. The way their instrumentals sound makes them different than most of that mass produced reggaeton that is coming out these days. A greater range of instruments and sounds changes the sound for the better.

If that first song is not for you, try this one. It's more eclectic, and I really enjoy it. For someone who generally doesn't enjoy Latin American music, this is like a breath of fresh air.

La girafa:

So, I hope you enjoyed the selections. I will be doing English songs from other countries as well, so don't worry. I've already got one in mind. Also, I am still going to do the Japanese pop post I promised yesterday, but I didn't want to load you down with Japanese music, lest you be overwhelmed.

Are there any countries you'd be interested in hearing music from? Don't hesitate to ask and I'll see what I can find and share with you all.

Thanks for reading, and listening, and I'll see you soon.


  1. Have you heard El avion se cae? xDDDDD

  2. i remember growing up with calle 13 they have a great funky and catchy beat