A Feminist Exploration of Reggaeton

Lena Paffrath, Estefania Henriquez Cubillos, Johnny Ning, Lola Lambert, Sasha Krasinskaya, Tane Laketic, Lina Allia
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For our project we were curious about the changes that occur when a subaltern genre, such as reggaeton music, becomes mainstream. Does it still maintain its original qualities? And what happens when individuals who were previously marginalized, specifically women and queer identities, contribute to the genre and bring new life to it? Our research project aims to explore these dynamics through interviews, surveys, artworks, and iconography dedicated to reggaeton. We will be showcasing our findings at an exhibition in Lyon, as well as making the information available online through a website dedicated to the genre’s diegesis.