Free Event this Sat: Screening/Discussion on Hip Hop in Cuba
A film about Hip Hop in Cuba
Saturday, February 9, 7 PM
2822 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis
INVENTOS: HIP HOP CUBANO, a film by Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi, follows some of the pioneers of Cuban Hip Hop into their homes, the stage and as they travel abroad for the first time. Just as Hip Hop in the U.S. began as a form of creative self-expression bringing awareness to oppressive social conditions, Cuban Hip Hop demonstrates the innovative and indestructible spirit born from a people suppressed by the U.S. embargo on Cuba.
Opening: "Hip-Hop Habana from the Reel" by Melisa Riviere is a literary piece accompanied by the presentation of three music videos all shot in different parts of Havana, Cuba. The narrative, set forth as an anecdotal journal entry during the production of a music video, brings to light the nuances and dynamics of social and political life framed by the obstacles of audio-visual production in Cuba. Themes of global politics and the lack of technological resources are brought to the foreground of the island's cinematographic charm. The accompanying music videos, directed, filmed, and edited by Melisa in collaboration with artists Anónimo Consejo, Obsesión and RCH, bring to audiences many of the ongoing contemporary themes of hip-hop in Cuba today.
Following the film and performance, join us for a conversation moderated by Rachel Raimist, director of Nobody Knows My Name.