For the holiday season, Latin Pulse revisits music and culture in Latin America. This program is a sequel of sorts to last month's music special that focused on music and social movements. This program again has a focus on Afro-Cuban culture and Cuban rap. But this special also talks about rap as protest music in Puerto Rico and Mexico. The program includes frank discussion about the delicate subject of race relations in Cuba. The news segment of the program includes the latest on heated political exchanges between the U.S. and Venezuela.
*Warning: The music in this program includes lyrics in English and Spanish that contain graphic language and terms that some may find offensive. Parental guidance is recommended.
Katrin Hansing of City University of New York (CUNY); and
Felix Contreras & Jasmine Garsd of NPR's Alt.Latino.
Executive Producer: Rick Rockwell
Associate Producer: Lydia Beyoud
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(To download a playlist of songs included in this podcast, please click here.)
Program Advisory: Latin Pulse will return on Jan. 6, 2012.
(The program is 30 minutes in length and the file size is 28 MB.)
Afro-Latin American culture
Latin American rap
Latin American protest music
Puerto Rican independence