Despasito” shows the changes of the last 10 years of Latin music: Alt. “Spanish-speaking artists from most Latin American countries and Spain took the reggaeton and ran with it, adding elements of hip-hop, R&B and soul. But if you look at the last decade of Latin music, it’s clear today that the release of “Despacito” by Pope Yankee and Luis Fonci in early 2017 was the right time. Felix Contreras comes to “All Songs” to welcome Bob Boylan, to remember the decade and to listen to the music of this period of deep change in Latin American music. It’s almost always impossible to determine the exact moment in the history of music when the recordings change. To say it was a success is a euphemism.

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