after Motherland and life, the song that became the soundtrack to the protests, that part of the Cuban people acted in demanding an end to The dictatorship that ruled the island since 1959, continues to speak as the music continues Freedom, composed of a theme Producer Emilio Estefan.
Cuban youth artist Yelenis Pérez and Jonsson interpreted the song, the video clip of which Contains unpublished documentary images of Cuban social reality and places them in those places through virtual reality, he debuted on the Foundation for Human Rights in Cuba (FHRC) YouTube channel.
According to FHCR executives and producers, that unit commissioned Estefan to write a song that spoke of “the suffering Cubans have endured” for more than six decades and at the same time “spreads a message of solidarity and hope”. .
a fusion of styles
Estefan wrote and produced a song that presented a fusion of musical rhythms that went from ballads to hip-hop, with a somewhat forced structure to meet those requirements, and a song that had a sophisticated poetic feel. is not highlighted by, but rather It goes non-stop for the coup.
“Cuba we are with you, people here and there,” says the song, in which Artists Movimiento San Isidro, Osvaldo Paaya, for opponents such as Harold Sepero, Laura Pollan and Orlando Zapata, who are now dead, and for political prisoners.
Johnson and Yelenis Pérez perform the song “Libertad” composed by Emilio Estefan. photo video capture
In a presentation to the press, singer Yelenis Perez stated that “it is freedom door opening time in Cuba”.
Freedom arises “as a result of the international stir created by the strikes by the members of the San Isidro movement and Human rights activists on the island in December 2020,” the FHRC said in a statement.
That strike was “a fundamental element of the catalyst that caused the historic social outbreak in much of Cuba on July 11,” he said. Singer Gloria Estefan’s husband Estefan worked on the song for six months and featured Three cameras recording in Cuba.
Singer Yelenis Perez joins the claims of those calling for an end to the dictatorship in Cuba. photo video capture
“I wanted them (Cuba) to feel supported, that they are recognized and that we are pending in exile, but they have always been blocked. Tell the whole world what happened in Cuba?said Estefan CNN.
A reflection of what happens in Cuba.
For FHRC President Tony Costa, the hymn is “a revelation of what the Cuban people are currently experiencing, who decided to shed the robes of silence and took to the streets to demand that the oppressive regime respect their human rights.” “
The video was directed by Cuban director Magdil Espilaga, who told radio television Marti that the work “is Message of Love to the Cuban People And also as a way of showing the world the pain that Cuba has been experiencing for more than 60 years.”
Thanks to technology and virtuality, Jones raps from a street in Havana. photo video capture
“cubanso ‘from here and there’ They are heard in a very emotional part of the song, so from a production standpoint, we try to have the interpreters located in Cuba, who are there,” Espilaga explained. That intention crystallized in one version Who halves his mission
It was launched last February Motherland and life, a song composed and performed by Yotuel Romero, Alexander Delgado and Randy Malcom, from Gente de Zona, Desemar Bueno, El Osorbo and El Funky, which became the “soundtrack” of protests in Cuba as the first of them. has gone. .
Since then, various songs have emerged, both in favor and in opposition to the communist regime that has been in power on the island since 1959.