I like diversity and listen to a whole lot of different music. I have noticed that in the radio they only play puertorican salsa. While there are many great salseros in Puerto Rico(PR), it is undeniable that in Colombia, Cuba, and even beyond there is a lot of talent.
I believe that this "segregation" of foreign salsa is partly responsible for the decline of the genre in PR, and led to a lack of innovation. Many of today's young salseros(such as n'klabe) are completely ignorant to groups such as "Fruko y sus Tesos" and "Los Van Van" who have very different styles than that seen in PR.
The new "salsaton" has shown some potential, but only when the reggeaton is submissive to the salsa sound. When the reggeaton is dominant, it lacks space for the musicians to show their talents with long solos and montunos, becoming repetitive.
I know, this is mostly a rant, but I had free time to write it. And if you know of any innovative salsa PR artists who truly add a diferent spice to their salsa, please let me know.
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