Viva Cuba Libre: Rap is War!


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Viva Cuba Libre: Rap is War!
Jesse Acevedo, 2013
USA | 74 minutes

New York premiere! Director Jesse Acevedo in person for Q&A at July 27 screening!

Music as political protest still exists in Cuba in the form of rap duo Los Aldeanos. Aldo and El B challenge the government’s social and economic policies, but in doing so they put themselves at real risk, as do the fans that come to see them and the director Jesse Acevedo in even making the film. Filming the Cuban underground scene, Acevedo follows the group with an anonymous crew to hastily promoted performances on the outskirts of town, working hidden cameras. The group has been accused of “anti-socialist sentiments.” It's a revolution against the revolutionaries, and the music is good.

Series: Sound + Vision 2013

Venue: Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center

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