We premiere the latest visual coming from Cuba's first independent urban music label.
This August, OkayAfrica shines a light on the connections between Africa and the Latin-American world. Whether it's the music, politics or intellectual traditions, Africans have long been at the forefront of Latino culture, but they haven't always gotten the recognition. We explore the history of Afro-Latino identity and its connection to the motherland.
Guámpara Music catches up with OkayAfrica to premiere their music video for their new single, "Cubanéatelo."
Produced by JD Asere, Cuba's first independent urban music label stacked the track with voices you should know: the beastly flow of Niño Fony, the versatile rhythm of El Individuo, the reggae of Cuba Lions with the vocals of DJ Lapiz, the sultry voice of Sigrid and the poetry of Luz De Cuba.
Guámpara explains further that cubanéatelo is a made-up word that refers to a Caribbean state of being when you just have to go with the flow.
The track is perfect for every summer dance party, as the sound nods to the bakosó movement—a contemporary sound coming out of Santiago de Cuba that is heavily afrobeats inspired.