(Prensa Latina – Cumbancha) Havana, Cuba – Cuban rap band Orishas, permanently settled in Europe, is participating now along with Hispanic artists in the recording of an album against domestic violence. Gathered under the slogan “Artists united in defense of mistreated women,” the artists’ new album intends to call society’s attention to the situation. In the recording of the double album, titled Hay que volver a empezar II, artists such as Pedro Guerra (Spain), Lila Downs (Mexico), Ojos de Brujo (Spain) and Luz Casal (Spain) also take part. Thus, the Cuban rappers join the production of this second music project born out of an initiative to raise awareness sponsored by the Women Institute of Spain. As in its first edition, which sold more than 25,000 copies, sales revenues will go to associations that assist victims of violence in the European nation.
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.