Live performance and Q&A
Monday, April 24, 7:00-9:00, Godspeed Hall, 5845 S Ellis Ave
This event is supported by the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture’s Reimagining the University grant.
From Havana Times: “‘I’m not the descendent of slaves, pal, I’m the descendent of people who were enslaved,’ Roberto Alvarez preaches in his latest rap song: Negro. ‘El Ninho,’ as his friends and colleagues also know him, carries a mic in his right hand, a comb in his left and, with his faith and dedication, he has found a way to combine his passions to work towards a better society.
Cosmetician, rapper and director of community project Barber’s Street Cuban Hip Hop 4c, Roberto grew up in a slum where violence and human suffering managed to tempt him in the beginning; a spiral which hip-hop and styling saved him from. Now, he considers it his duty to pass on this knowledge to others and to encourage the construction of a respected and respectable afro identity…”
Read the full article: https://havanatimes.org/features/defending-the-afro-identity-in-cuba-robe-el-ninho/