Nov 01, 2014
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Posts tagged: Boricua

Psychedelic Salsa: La Mecánica Popular’s “La Paz Del Freak” Video

Words by Jesse Serwer—
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New York City has seen a lot of changes over the last few decades, and one of them has been the shrinking of the borough’s longstanding Puerto Rican communities, as newer groups move in and Boricuas relocate to the suburbs and other areas.

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AUDIO: Download Young Ragga’s “Musiquilla” +“Antiestablishment”

Words by Sabia McCoy-Torres—

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Young Ragga, a new artist representing San Juan, Puerto Rico, has just released Ragga Muffin Style, a collaboration with producer DJ Nature. The album is a refreshing return to the ’80s rub-a-dub era, infused with the lyrical flows and techniques of the present. Young Ragga’s desire to have the new pay respect to the old is clear in his album cover’s reference to Horace Andy’s Dance Hall Style. While the majority of the album is reggae based, “Antiestablishment,” an Afrobeat inspired track layered with rap lyrics that chant down Babylon, shows the diversity of Young Ragga’s style. Very worth downloading.

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