lundi 30 juin 2008

Reggaeton de Aruba. The Dutch Tropics

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I was listening to a reggaeton compilation and couldn't recognize the language this guys were using. A mix of spanish, english and german sounding language. After some research on the track I liked the most of the comp, I found out it was music from Aruba. Aruba is a very small island at large of Venezuela which was, until recently (20 years), part of the Netherlands Antilles. According to Wiki, they speak many different languages but one would be Papiamento which I believe is the one used by Basic One in the song Ba Ganami (hotmail).

Basic One - Ba Ganami (hotmail)_(Download 192k)

Caribbeans is such a world on it's on! Everyday, I'm discovering things I had no idea of. Being from France, we barely know shit about Caribbeans apart of Martinique and Guadeloupe. And that's too bad, because it's so complex and significant from an historic point of view.

Basic One's myspace
More Reggaeton on Masala

1 commentaire:

Birdseed a dit...

Wow, I love all of these Kreol languages and their associated cultural concoctions! The Dutch Caribbean is an especially fertile topic for research in any case, and quite badly known. For instance, there's a really fertile stream of (East) Indian-derived music in Suriname, and of course talking Papiamento how does this new trend (if it's not a one-off) connect to the Bubbling stuff that was popular in Holland in the nineties?