The Beat That Changed Pop Music

1. Reflection Questions

Why is it important to understand the cultural identities that shape pop music? 

How does anti-blackness connect to the history of reggaeton? 

2. Take Action

Dig Deeper: Music is often a cornerstone of cultural expression. Explore how Latinx music and stories shape culture in Los Angeles and beyond on the Alt.Latino podcast.

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3. Healing + Resilience

Move your body. Dance, exercise, sports, and all forms of body movement can be powerful ways to release pent up stress and emotion. Los Angeles County Parks & Recreation offers a variety of free and low-cost programs that you can sign up for in your local community. And if you want to move at home, YouTube is a great source of free movement tutorials for whatever exercise feels best for you. One of our local favorites is MovedLA. They have fun and creative in person workshops, online workshops via Instagram Stories and a set of cards that prompts you to move which you can use with family and friends. 

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