Monday, May 2, 2011

Music || Don Omar: Taboo

Those who know me must absolutely hate this song by now since I've been playing it to death since late January and now that the video is out... oh boy!  I Don Omar's "Taboo"The rhythm takes me back to when I was younger. My entire family, extended included, all lived in the city and were very close nit so we would always have get togethers and a latino get together is not a true get together unless you have cumbia, salsa, and merengue blasting through the speakers.  I remember my parents, all my uncles, aunts, and cousins jumping up to dance nonstop.  It was definitely fun and carefree times.

"Taboo" is a cover of Kaoma's '89 hit song, "Lambada". However, most people don't realize that Bolivian group Los Kjarkas actually wrote, created, and preformed the original version of the song, titled "Llorando Se Fue" in 1981. Jennifer Lopez also sampled the song in her latest single "On the Floor".

"While I dance I cannot judge, I cannot hate, I cannot separate myself from life. I can only be joyful and whole. That is why I dance."
- Hans Bos