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The Resurgence of the 1980s J-POP Genre – Japanese City Pop The 1980 Japanese musical genre known as “City Pop” had been slowly enjoying a resurgence in recent years. However, late last year, a YouTube recommendation algorithm started serving up 1984’s “Plastic Love” by Mariya Takeuchi to its listeners. The irrepressible song went viral and … Read More >>






Welcome back to our series on exploring Latin culture and language through music! In today’s episode, we are heading back to the island nation of the Dominican Republic to learn about one of their cultural cornerstones, merengue music! We are going to cover: Merengue history and origin Popular merengue music And how you can tell … Read More >>


Bachata Music and Bachata Dance

Welcome back to our series on exploring Latin culture and language through music! Our aim is to keep our readers in-the-know with the phenomenon of Latin music as it continues to dominate the world’s music scene! Today’s topic is all about bachata, salsa’s sensual Caribbean cousin.  In today’s article, we dive into: Rich bachata history & … Read More >>