In 2006, Don Omar’s King of Kings took reggaeton higher up on the American pop charts than it had been before. Six years later, the former preacher from San Juan is going as strong as ever, taking home eight awards—more than anyone except bachata freshman Prince Royce—at the recent Billboard Latin Awards. Of those eight wins, three came for “Taboo” (named Song of the Year), an irresistible dancefloor anthem that flips Kaoma’s often-flipped 1989 hit “Lambada” and will undoubtedly get the crowd jumping tonight when Omar comes to the northern end of Manhattan to celebrate the opening of the new Tette Club.
Sun., May 13, 10 p.m., 2012
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on May 9, 2012