The way I see it is that "Los Diablito de Colombia" needs to thanks Monchy y Alejandra for popularizing their musics.
Cumbia dancing is very similar to what they dance in México (Música Norteña and Quebradita), I can't tell the different, maybe that's why is so popular there.However, Mexico is also a musical and cultural power of latin america, far greater than all the others, yet they embraced cumbia.
Plus Mexican dance music is not appealing to other Latino outside of Mexico, compare to Merengue, Bachata and Salsa.
She is very popular because she sings what I had said before, the established music of the of the three caribbean island Merengue, Bachata and Salsa.Mimi Ibarra is a colombian salsa singer and she is bigger in the DR than any dominican salsero, so the market is not impenetrable, actually colombian salsa is pretty well listened to in the DR. It must boil down to genre, rhythm....
Does she sing Cumbia? If she does how popular is her Cumbia in the DR?
Música Norteña and Quebradita, never heard nothing so ugly in my life.
Espinosa Paz is a real Mexican idol, any time I listend this guy crying I tune a different radio station.
I like Mexican Rancheras and Romantic music, but the above mentioned.... que pariguayos.
1) Are you kidding me, you really don't seem to understand the genre at all. Cumbia is absolutely nothing like that nortena abomination. Cumbia is a fusion of African rhythms, Colombia was the port of entry of African slaves into Nueva Granada - it was the music the african slaves sang to express their sorrow. There isn't a trace of that in the music of northern mexico, 0 african influence.
2) Los diablitos de Colombia, you personally might not know them by name, but who really hasn't heard Los Caminos de La Vida, my dominican acquaintances have. I wouldn't say everybody knows Monchy y Alejandra, unless you talk to dominican and puerto rican youths. The point is, if they had the talent and creativity to compose their own ish, they wouldn't be doing covers.
3) Mexican dance music, what do you mean by that? If you are talking about spanish pop music/pop culture, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Colombia (in that order) and perhaps Spain and Argentina to a lesser degree dominate that sphere at the moment. Now if you are talking about quebradita and narco corridos, I'd rather have a root canal without anesthesia than dance to that crap, I don't think anybody outside of nothern mexico can tolerate it. BUT, here is the kicker.... nortena music makes at least 20x in record sales than salsa or merengue ever will... bigger population, bigger buying power. Just look at the grammys... merengue and salsa are dying genres... sad but true.
4) Mimi Ibarra does not sing Merengue, just salsa, salsa has been huge in Colombia since the days of La Fania in the 60s and 70s.
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why the need to classify so much, cant you like some of each depending on what it actually sounds like
Salsa and merengue dying? I don't think so. I think in 20 years, people will still be listening to Salsa standards, though merengue seems to be evolving by mixing with other styles.
I think it's great that songs can be reinvented in different styles of music. Raulin has done a couple Jorge Celedon covers and of the two styles, I prefer the bachata much more; I'm just not a fan of accordians. A good song like "Quiero Saber de Ti" can work in many different genres.
Last edited by colombianLisa; 02-01-2011 at 11:56 AM.