Tomasa del Real Spits That Fire Neoperreo for HEAV3N REVIEW+PHOTOS: Tomasa Del Real for HEAV3N at 1720 6/24/22
LOS ANGELES, CA-
“…Tomasa deal Real is regarded as a pioneer of the Neoperreo music genre. In fact, she’s been called “La Reina del Neoperreo” (translated from Spanish as “the queen of Neoperreo”). What is Neoperreo you ask? Glad you asked. I had the same questions myself.
Per Wikipedia, “Neoperreo is a subgenre of reggaeton with some degree of popularity in Los Angeles, Mexico City, and Chile […] Within the United States, neoperreo is more popular in Los Angeles than in Miami, where traditional reggaeton prevails.” Based on the reaction of the crowd, I may have been the only person who didn’t know this.
I absolutely dug the way her music bounced. Danceable for sure, but there was plenty of attitude in the production that evoked a few stank faces from me. Clearly, there was a significant contingent of Spanish speaking fans in attendance as I could hear pockets of them rap/sing along with Tomasa. This was another instance where my regret of learning French instead of Spanish in high school and college arose. Notwithstanding whether I understood what the lyrics meant or not, Tomasa’s performance elicited some of the loudest crowd cheers of the evening, clearly demonstrating that she’s got L.A. under wraps…”
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