LA FABRI-K (THE CUBAN HIP HOP FACTORY)

SUNDAY, November 8. Talk at 6 pm. Film at 7 pm. Nelson Mandela Auditorium – FedEx Global Education Center, UNC-CH. Chapel Hill, NC


*Talk: Democracy and Society: Perspectives in Cuban Hip Hop by David

Garcia, UNC-CH, Music department.  

 

* Screening: LA FABRI-K (THE CUBAN HIP HOP FACTORY). Lisandro Pérez-Rey (Cuba, 2004). 62min.

When 2 popular Cuban rap groups, Obsesión and Doble-Filo, join forces to create a new musical revolution in Cuba, they never expect to be thrust into an intense journey into the heart of hip-hop. This documentary follows the artists, known collectively as "La Fabri_k" (The Factory), from their humble homes in Havana through their eye-opening concert tour of the US. They encounter legendary hip-hop personalities and plenty of drama along the way to their groundbreaking performance at the famous Apollo Theater in Harlem. Will they be lured by the glitter of consumerism or will their mission lead to revival of musical consciousness?

Commissioned by the Miami Light Project.

Spanish and English (with English and Spanish subtitles).

 

Introduced by John Chasteen, Dept. of History, UNC-CH.

Reception to follow.