31 May '17, 3am

'Buenaventura Will Not Surrender' Hip Hop song goes viral

'Buenaventura Will Not Surrender' Hip Hop song goes viral

A group of 12 Colombian artists from various collectives in Buenaventura released a song Monday that quickly accumulated tens of thousands views on YouTube, as the Pacific province has continued its civic strike until the government agrees to grant their demands for basic services. OPINION: Afro-Colombian Strike in Choco: A Historical Reckoning “Buenaventura Will Not Surrender,” the title of the 6-minute song, summarizes well the determination of Afro-Colombian communities living in Buenaventura, one of the poorest provinces of the country, to obtain what they have demanded for weeks — healthcare, education, employment and basic infrastructures, among other things. “This song means to artistically denounce the repression and stigmatization that Buenaventura constantly faces,” said Yonathan Marin, a member of the foundation Tura Hip Hop, which participated in the music prod...

Full article: http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Buenaventura-Will-N...

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