WKU to host Cuban hip-hop duo Obsesión for CES performance
- Author: Lauren Reyes
- Author: Wednesday, April 10th, 2019
On Monday, April 15 at 7:30pm, Western Kentucky University will host Cuban hip-hop duo Obsesión for a Cultural Enhancement Series performance in Van Meter, in conjunction with the International Year of Cuba.
Magia López and Alexey Rodriguez formed Obsesión in 1996 and quickly gained fame in Cuba both for their messages of social activism and for the Afro-Cuban consciousness of their rap verses. Beyond contributing to Rap Cubano through their music, both singers play an active role in fostering the local Cuban artistic community. While on campus, Magia and Alexey will visit several courses to discuss the nature of their extensive work in Cuba, both musical and otherwise.
The International Year Of... program provides the WKU campus and surrounding community with a rich, complex sense of place and interconnectednessthrough a year-long celebration of a single country. The 2018-19 academic year has focused on Cuba, and through over thirty co-curricular events and nearly fifty courses featuring Cuban material, students, faculty, and staff have had many opportunities to explore Cuba's rich history, culture, and relevance to the US.
The Cultural Enhancement Series provides the campus and community theopportunity to meet some of the nation’s most influential artists and intellectuals. The goal of the series is to challenge our audiences, to expose them to new ideas, and give them new perspectives on our world.
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