Even in the middle (or, at this point, toward the end) of some well-needed Beach Research, I’m happy to note that several dear interlocutors have been continuing the conversations here — and taking them in interesting directions.
Oneleven, aka El Polaco Bombero, riffs on “la voz laina” in response to our discussion of nasal-tinged reggaetoneros, drawing on his longtime participant-observation in the diasporic bomba scene to offer some illuminating — if perhaps “poetic”? — insights.
Guillaume de Masala lends his ears w/r/t that kuduro-esque kwaito jam we were tryna grok collectively here not long ago; he also points to a DJ Playero treasure
trove torrent, which goes well w/ /rupture’s recent remarks re: reggaeton antes de reggaeton.
& there’s some percolating praggamatic chat a gwaan tambien, tho I have to admit I’m surprised that that post hasn’t been more of a powder-keg for comments.
As always, thanks to all for the further adventures in linkthink. More soon come. Now back to the beach…