• Is “gringo” derogatory/offensive in Colombia?

    • NomadicJake

      Not really. I haven’t had an issue with it. I guess it could be taken in a derogatory manner in certain context, but I use it kind of like others use the “N” word in the states.

  • hitop hitiop

    reggaetone? give me a break. back in the late 80s early 90s there was no reggaeton just real jamaican reggae period us black americans danced to in house partys and certain all black basement clubs in downtown venues. that reggaetone bs didn’t even start to about 2000? i think. none original, all just knock offs from something jamaicans and black americans have been getting down to before its was cool and commercial. i seriously do not recall hearing reggaeton in latin clubs back in the day. it used to looked at as trashy or ghetto to listen to it, just like having afros or braids were laughed at by non blacks. but now??? the music, hair styles, cloths…all is cool and hip and made to appear original. all those fake ass wanna be black american latins. i just look when i see it because the generation dancing to it really feels its original.

    • NomadicJake

      El OH EL

      What are you talking about?! You sound like that old dude yelling at kids to get off his lawn 😉

      It seems the actual origins of reggaeton are disputed, but most agreed the first popular tracks came from Puerto Rico in the early 90s.

      The rhythms seems to hail from Jamaica, but from dancehall and dembow music. Not old-school reggae, although I’m no expert on reggae sounds.