May 16th, 2009

Wordle Up

Raquel, mi querida co-editor, was recently in Puerto Rico to talk Reggaeton. Among a variety of venues, she also ended up on video —

While watching I was surprised to see, suddenly in the mix, a wordle I made from my chapter in the book. A fitting backdrop, sin duda —

Have you read it yet? It may be my best piece to date. Just sayin.


  • 1. dave quam  |  May 18th, 2009 at 2:48 pm


    i just got a gift certificate to amazon, ordering that right now

    the cover is SO GOOD

  • 2. Rob Tuck  |  May 24th, 2009 at 7:50 am

    I’m determined to get my library (Exeter, Devon) to get this book on the shelves before I graduate.

    Shame it wasn’t out a couple a months ago when I began my diss!


  • 3. » C&hellip  |  June 22nd, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    […] Even without an explicit dembow in the more recent productions (by the same people who produced hits during reggaeton’s heyday, to date), there’s still a recognizable aesthetic core there, I’d argue — one that emerges precisely out of the PR-based engagement with US and Caribbean and Latin American dance/pop/rap. You might miss it if it’s dembow orthodoxy you’re searching for (and I may be as guilty as any in pointing people to keep their ears on the snares). I could go on in some detail and elaborate, but, you know what, I already have. If you’re interested in this aesthetic history (and the role different genre names and forms have played), READ MY CHAPTER ALREADY. […]

  • 4. Negrita  |  July 7th, 2010 at 12:14 am

    This book is really important and sheds light to a genre that needs to be documented while its still fresh. It to me back to 1995 when I first listened to Playero 37, 38, etc. I’m currently interested in writing my master’s thesis on this subject. I really appreciate a book like this.


I'm a techno-musicologist, internet annotator, imagined community organizer.

I left my <3 in the digital global, but I reside in Cambridge, MA, where I'm from.

I represent like that.

wayne at wayneandwax dot com

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