Apr 14, 2008

Los Orishas!



I read about these guys in a Time ( Maybe Newseek?...whatever) Magazine Article. I couldn't find their music to buy, but on a trip to London, my homeboy had a burn, so I took it and since then I've been a fan. My favorite song to date is 357 with a tribute to Compay Segundo of the Buena Vista Social Club: R.I.P. Compay! ...but this is one of their most appealing videos.

Ahem, from Wikipedia: Orishas is a hip-hop group whose members had emigrated from Cuba. They were first called the “Amenaza” [1] meaning "menace" and appealed to the Cuban youth who were hungry for American pop culture which consisted of hip hop and rap. The Orishas delved into a realm of music in which they challenged “Castro’s ideal of a colorless society” and created a black identity that the younger generations could relate to. They tackled important and obvious issues that dark skinned Cubans faced everyday though the government refused to recognize. [2] Their music describes social problems on the peripheries of Havana which were largely a result of the end of Soviet subsidies to Cuba in the early 1990s.[3]

6 comments:

Jazmin said...

Hey Khia Rocks!! That's a great pic. of you in your profile!
-Jazz Kitty

Rebel Chic designed by Tisha Brown said...

Gurl, I saw this video on Mun2, lol. I told you that's all Mr. Chris watches, lol. This was actually the only episode I watched all the way through. The video is dope but they looked Miami cheesy on the show, lol.

Anonymous said...

You should take your burned copy and toss it out the window. I never want to hear that song again.

Khia_Rocks said...

wow, now that's hate.lol

Brother OMi said...

WE LOVE THE ORISHAS

so do the babies...

Brother OMi said...

if i recall, when i tutored you in spanish, i offered a cd of their's to you as well.

again, Dan Tres OMi doesn't know what he is talking about...