BARRIO – Ryan Castro is going global. Last month he was in Europe where he smashed a show in the UK. “It was unbelievable – like, it was sold out, and there were so many Latinos there: Colombians, Ecuadorians, Peruvians, Mexicans. Everyone was so welcoming” said Castro
Castro’s south London gig was hosted by the huge I Love Reggaeton club night, a celebration of Latin dance culture that has been packing venues across the UK since 2017. It was a perfect booking for 28-year-old Castro because he also really, really loves reggaetón. In fact, he’s named his dazzling debut EP ‘REGGAETONEA’.
‘Nivel De Perreo’ doesn’t appear on ‘REGGAETONEA’, but the seven-track EP does include the hit single ‘Mujeriego’, a fresh blend of merengue and reggaetón that blew up on TikTok.
Earlier in his career, he used his charisma to charm commuters when he was singing on buses and at bus stops in Pedregal, a humble neighbourhood in northern Medellín that he refers to as “the ghetto”. During this period, he picked up the nickname “cantante del ghetto” – singer from the ghetto – and he’s proud to have kept it as his profile has exploded.
Medellín has reinvented itself in recent years as a go-to destination for music and clubbing. In May, Castro cemented his place at the heart of the thriving Colombian scene by opening for reggaetón queen Karol G when she played to 40,000 fans in the country’s third largest city, Cali.
“It’s a dream come true,” Castro says of his own swelling reputation. “I can’t believe how quickly my music has transcended and taken me all over the world.”
We are happy to share that Ryan Castro will be in Toronto on September 9… and we have your tickets. Don’t wait too long as this will definitely be a sold out event!