In part 2 of our discussion with Professor Sujatha Fernandes (Dept. of Sociology at Queens College and the Graduate Center), we discussed USAID failed infiltration into Cuban Hip-Hop, the social relevancy of hardcore political Cuban rap, the impact of digital technology on music, Cuban’s traditional shift from the stage of hip-hop imitation, the Black August Collective and black Cuban solidarity, and the historical categorization of race.
The United States decided last year to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba, and now there is a rising cultural and economic interest for the nation known as the Pearl of the Antilles.
Professor Sujatha Fernandes has written extensively on global social movements. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Nation, The Huffington Post, American Prospect, and Colorlines.
She has also made appearances on MSNBC, NPR, NY1, American Public Radio, BBC, CBC, and ABC Australia.