Cuba and the Black Pacific

A deeper look at the contemporary Cuban Hip Hop scene with Luna Olavarria Gallegos, one of the producers of the Afro Razones project.

Stills from the trailer of the Afro Razones Project.

Africa Is a Country Radio’s INTL BLK comes back to Dublab in Los Angeles for its 2nd episode (with a mic that’s a bit too hot, sorry). This time we dive a bit into the Black Pacific, and take a deeper look at the contemporary Cuban Hip Hop scene with guest Luna Olavarria Gallegos, one of the producers of the Afro Razones project.

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