As a Boriqua and as a lover of music, it's been an exciting two weeks for me! My strongest connection to my culture has been through music. I grew up on salsa, particularly the Fania All Stars. As a child of the 90s I also had the songs of La India, Marc Anthony, Victor Manuel and others in my ears. My middle school years are filled with memories of riding in the back of my sister's Toyota Corolla as she played Ivy Queen, Wisin y Yandel, Daddy Yankee, Don Omar and others. With a new generation of stars to serve as the soundtrack of our young lives with the likes of Cardi B, Ozuna, Karol G, Bad Bunny and others, I told myself this was a moment for my youth that I needed to partake in. That's when these two opportunities
♥It was such a fun night to see Bad Bunny in Vegas, I knew I needed to finally take my first trip (even if it was a very short one) to my motherland of Borinken, to see the island and catch Bad Bunny's Trap Kingz concert. And what a night it was! First of all, he performed three hours straight. This concert, his first in PR after the original had to be rescheduled because of Hurricane Maria, was a monumental homecoming for Bad Bunny. All that they we're using to advertise the evening with was, "You know he's not coming alone." And he did not. Bad Bunny at first brought out rappers of his own generation and genre: Bryant Myers, De La Ghetto, Ñengo Flow, Ozuna, etc. and as the night continued rappers continued to grace the stage getting more and more surprising as the evening went along including the likes of Arcangel, Wisin y Yandel, J Balvin, Nicky Jam, Daddy Yankee, Prince Royce, and many others.... Bad Bunny performed the vast majority of his catalog of hits, leaving only a few unperformed. I personally lost it hearing, "Solita" live. At one point, I doubted if this was live, but his tiredness became visible in his still very well delivered performance.
Can we get a latino musical movement with people of color, women? If not we're just doing the same as gringos and replicating white supremacy.