Let's start with Shakira. In the last few days, she's unveiled two versions of her new song "Loca" ("Crazy"), one in English and one in Spanish.
Whenever we shine a light on artists like Shakira or Juanes, we get a handful of people complaining that they're "too pop."
Say what you will, but Shakira is responsible for some of the most influential Latin music in the last few decades.
Not so sure.
I constantly find myself caught up in the "Does Shakira sound better in Spanish?" debate. When it comes to that question, it's hard to say where the boundaries between habit and true musical value lie. We are creatures of habit, after all. With Shakira, I think I just feel more comfortable listening to her in Spanish.
Listen to the English version and tell us what you think.
Moving on (but staying in the Dominican Republic), one of our favorite rising stars, merengue techno artist Rita Indiana, has a new single out called "El Juidero" (which roughly translates to "The Exodus").