Wisin y Yandel at American Airlines Arena June 3

For the past few years, people have been asking: Is reggaeton dead? Or is it just hiding out in the hills of Puerto Rico, waiting for the world's pop music clocks to rewind all the way back to 2006?

Sure, this line of questioning might be totally bogus, as it was with rock 'n' roll and punk and rap. But if there is anyone on Planet Earth with the authority to speak about the health and whereabouts of this formerly insurgent Latin phenomenon, it would be Wisin y Yandel.

However, even these onetime poster boys for the Latin urban music movement have gone on to the next thing. Neither Wisin (AKA Juan Luis Morera Luna) nor Yandel (AKA Llandel Veguilla Malavé Salazar) bothers to identify with the reggaeton tag these days, preferring to simply call it pop.


Wisin y Yandel

8 p.m. Friday, June 3, at American Airlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 786-777-1000; aaarena.com. Tickets cost $46 to $101.25 plus fees via ticketmaster.com.

And really, why should Luna and Salazar wait for reggaeton to make its comeback when they never went away?


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