Cuba isn’t having it, for some reason. Calle 13, a reggaeton/rap duo that’s won three Grammys and twenty-one Latin Grammys, along with every other reggaeton-afilliated group in Cuba, are getting erased from the official ledger in their country. The Guardian has the full story:

“On the one hand there are aggressive, sexually obscene lyrics that deform the innate sensuality of the Cuban woman, projecting them as grotesque sexual objects. And all that is backed by the poorest quality music.”


“Measures that have been adopted range from professional disqualification of those who violate ethics in their work to the levying of severe sanctions against those who from official institutions encourage or permit these practices,” said Vistel. “We are in the process of purging music catalogues with the aim of eradicating practises that, in their content, stray from the legitimacy of Cuban popular culture.”

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