(Prensa Latina) Havana, Cuba – Popular rapper Osmel Francis,
founder and leader of the trio
Cubanos en la Red, left for Colombia to arrange various gigs and to promote
the latest videos of their album Del Montuno al Reggaeton.
In exclusive for Prensa Latina, the voluminous hip-hopper announced Saturday
he was taking the videos Bailarina de Tropicana, Pantericidio and Lobo
Feroz, the latter an animated video as yet unreleased in Cuba, to present
them in Colombia.Nicknamed the Grandpa of Rap, Francis, the artist who coined the term
"cyber-rapper", announced his colleagues will join him soon, to perform in
different Colombian cities.
Cubanos en la Red gained national fame three years ago with their video-clip
"Decimas al Sol," with rhythm-infectious lyrics mixing the hip hop flow and
rhyme with that of local country folklore.
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.