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Reggaetón: Hasta Abajo, Red Bull Music Festival 2018 in New York

The Red Bull Music Festival New York returns to the City this May for its sixth consecutive celebration with another diverse program of original, world premieres, and talks with icons and innovators, like Puerto Rico’s beloved “La Diva” del Reggaetón, Ivy Queen.

 

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The festival’s Reggaetón Hasta Abajo (Reggaetón All the Way Down) event, a high-voltage tribute to tropical urban sound, has added Reggaetón royalty Ivy Queen to a bill that spotlights the impact of genre pioneers and the new wave of Latinx culture shifters.

 

Festival tickets for the event that will take place this weekend are now on sale via nyc.redbullmusicfestival.com.

 

Over the last two decades, Reggaetón has become a globally dominating genre that increasingly delivers record-smashing impact on music sales, streams and pop-culture influence.

 

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Hasta Abajo features Reggaetón trailblazers Ivy QueenDJ NelsonRanking StoneAlberto StyleeWiso G, and DJ Negro, performing together as The Noise, the group who helped blaze the pathway for the genre’s international trajectory from the barrios of Puerto Rico to the world.

 

Ivy Queen in a black and white striped jumpsuit.

La Potra: Ivy Queen , aka “La Diva” and the “Queen of Reggaetón”, launched her career in the late nineties with The Noise. She will be performing at this year’s Red Bull Music Festival in New York. (Courtesy photo)

 

Also performing is industry legend DJ Lobo, and rising música urbana stars, Riobamba and Rosa Pistola, two artists who are leading Reggaetón’s evolution from the streets of Brooklyn and Mexico City, respectively.

 

The Red Bull Music Festival New York will be held this Saturday, May 19th at Uptown Manhattan’s famed Latino nightlife hub, La Marina.

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Daysi Calavia-Robertson has a BA in Mass Communications from Florida International University. Her articles have appeared in The Miami Herald, El Nuevo Herald, The Sun-Sentinel, The South Florida Times and The Huffington Post. She's also conducted entertainment reporting segments on local television. No matter what the medium, Daysi believes in the power of storytelling.

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