"YOU OUGHTA KNOW" Calle 13's EL AGUANTE | Kesta Happening DC


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Posted on Wednesday, 02/04/2014
By:Ellen Flores

This week, You Oughta Know is all about Calle 13's new video for the single "El Aguante", the newest single off the long awaited album Multi-Viral by Puerto Rican power duo Calle 13.  

Last month in Kesta Happening magazine I reviewed the album and I'm happy to say, the more I listen to it the more I like it.  "El Aguante" is an anthem; it is a testament to our strength and tenacity that the Latino population around the world has.  We are a tribe, regardless of where we come from, we are brothers and sisters.  Our strength comes from our struggles and Calle 13 highlights them brilliantly with "El Aguante".  René combines facts with rhymes in his own unique style that captivates the listener's attention to stop and think "hey, what he is saying is very clever!"  Calle 13 is able to combine that killer combo of lyrics that assault your senses with melodies that can get your body moving and your blood boiling. That combination is what makes Calle 13 be a group that is not limited by the confines of a genre and connects with a global audience.

With celtic and undertones, "El Aguante" is sure to become a Calle 13 staple of live performances.  To all our brothers and sisters in Chile that have been affected by the earthquake that hit this week, we are with you!

"Nacimos para aguantar lo que el cuerpo sostiene 
Aguantamos lo que vino y aguantamos lo que viene. 
Aguantamos aunque tengamos los segundos contados.
Por lo que fue y por lo que pudo ser 
Por lo que hay, por lo que puede faltar 
Por lo que venga y por este instante 
A brindar por el aguante!"


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