From The Post:
Experts also credit reggaeton’s popularity to its simple but catchy beat. And they say it’s here to stay, as evidenced by artists from other genres such as salsa incorporating the sound into their music. “Very easy to dance to. ... It should be no surprise that it has caught on so easily among young people,” said Raul Fernandez, a professor at the School of Social Sciences of the University of California, Irvine, who has written about Cuban music. “The lyrics to dance music are often not exemplary in a literary sense,” he added, but “people aren’t going to dance in order to be educated by the lyrics.”

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