Representing reggaeton through fans' online community archives
Keywords:Archivism activism, Cultural justice, Popular music heritage
Communities of fans are collaboratively approaching the task of preserving the materials, memories, and histories of reggaeton, a popular music genre. Two online spaces, the Hasta 'Bajo project and the Reggaeton Con La Gata platform, provide examples of community archives founded by fan-scholars. These initiatives invite participation, recognition, and celebration of reggaeton, in turn constructing and revising histories of the genre, in response to institutional and dominant discourses. This intervention, which speaks broadly to ideas on fan initiatives, frames the convergence between archivism and activism within these spaces as oriented toward the pursuit of cultural justice.
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