Help make Punta & Garifuna Music a category in iTunes
To whom it may concern
We, the Carib people descendants of Chatoyer do appreciate the availability to sell our music via your services (iTunes), however, we would like in return to be respected as an individual "genre" of music.
Similar to the African beat Souk genre, PuntaRock is styles of music that transcend years of culture and history in the Caribbean,Central and South America. We would appreciate to not be grouped and bound into the class "World Music" as our Caribbean counter parts Soca and calypso are not.
Please let me know how we can make this change so that our genre of music is represented accurately as "Punta Rock" and readily searchable and available to the world. This form of music is know worldwide and should not be under shadowed as just "World Music" as most of the music is based on our Many different Carnivals/Celebrations that are celebrated in most of the Caribbean Islands, Central and South America. Please also be aware that Soca & Calypso music stems from almost the entire Caribbean (English, French, Spanish,Garifuna and many more languages).
Please consider this letter and I look forward to hearing the response to this minor request but a major step for our artists & our culture to be heard and discovered for "OUR" art form – PuntaRock I urge PuntaRock fans to stand up for our music.
1. Please sign this petition (originally started by Alex Palacio) so that our representation of our art form can come to life as its own entity on this, the most major, music store in the world (itunes).
2. Hashtag: #PuntaRockitunes on all social media outlets
3. Click the link below or go on iTunes and purchase any of Aurelio Martinez tracks from his new album. He is the 1st of many PuntaRock artists that we would like to see go platinum. Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/darandi/1164894734
Thanks for your support.