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April 05, 2021

Cuban political battle: Rap dissidents vs. electro samba

A group of Cuban musicians has released a rap/reggaeton song 'Patria y Vida', which has been viewed more than four million times on YouTube, blasting the dire economic situation on the island, BBC reports. The title 'Fatherland and Life' plays on one of Fidel Castro's favourite revolutionary slogans "Fatherland or Death". The official Havana has released its own pro-revolutionary song in response, an electro samba 'Patria o Muerte por la Vida' ('Homeland or Death for Life'), which got over 900 thousand views on YouTube. Watch both videos below.