Refusenik:Oh no! The spread of cumbia is a sign of the apocalypse! Civilization as we know it is coming to an end!
...All the DJs I am connecting with tell me that they want to hear cumbia and now is the moment to make it known.
Freaked Out Interviewer:
This electro-cumbia phenomenon is getting attention! Here in Argentina cumbia is associated with poor neighborhoods, the lower classes, ignorance, delinquency...
Although this interviewer's ignorance is both sad and laughable, I must say that there is something oddly comforting in knowing that class-based and racially-motived fears are being irrationally applied to music genres on both sides of the border. Maybe Argentina's anti-cumbia zealots could join forces with the United States' anti-gansta rap crowd and put together some kind of International Musical Ignorance Conference.