Label: Out Here Records - OH 009 • Format: CD Album • Country: Germany • Genre: Electronic, Hip Hop, Jazz, Reggae, Latin, Folk, World, & Country • Style: Reggae, Afro-Cuban, Reggaeton, Hip Hop, Latin Jazz
The old Spanish colonial style houses are decaying. Time seems to stand still. Communication with the outside world is difficult. Those with aspirations for a better life try their fortunes in Havana - or they go to Miami or Europe, never to return. Back home they pretend they live in fancy mansions when really they are sleeping in a dump.
The dark Boca floja has them addressing a very Cuban subject: people spying in every neighbourhood, provoking dangerous conversations and reporting everything to the police for their own benefit.
En la esquina tells the never-ending story about the constant rush for status symbols in order to cover up poverty. In Danza mulata Yasel and Gerald talk about their own experiences abroad and the emigrants they met in Europe and their longing for home.
The musical language La Lenta - Madera Limpia - La Corona Limpia use, transforms a love for Cuban music into a globalized youth culture. I try to mix both in one rhythm, because what Changui lacks, hip-hop has it. Yet, even after two European tours in andYasel and Gerald are still - in fact more than ever and with a new sense of awareness - inspired by the life on the streets of their home town.
How can I participate?
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