Reggaeton Might Be Dead, But Wisin Y Yandel Never Went Away

For the last few years, there have been people 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 were anyone on Planet Earth with the authority to speak on the health and whereabouts of this formerly insurgent Latin phenomenon, it should be Wisin y Yandel.

Yet even these one-time 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) bother to identify with the reggaeton tag these days, preferring to simply call it pop.

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

Wisin y Yandel. Friday, June 3. American Airlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. The show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets cost $46 to $101.25 plus fees via Call 786-777-1000 or visit

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