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11) Calle 13 on National Pride and Solidarity

In “La Perla”, apart from writing a homage to this troubled but cultural community in his home country, Residente criticises the idiots who ruin communities, whether politicians or gangsters, and dedicates the track to hard-working people who simply want a … Continue reading

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10) Calle 13 on Emigration

Working with Orishas, the Cuban group who themselves know the pain of leaving their country, Residente wrote “Pa’l Norte” as a homage to all those immigrants in Latin America, and the world, who see themselves forced to search for a … Continue reading

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9) Calle 13: Latin American Identity and Consciousness

Speaking of coca-chewing in the Andes, vineyards in the Southern Cone, and plantations and African rituals in the Caribbean, Residente constructs an image of his beloved Latin America in the song of the same name. Hard work, friendliness, US intervention, … Continue reading

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8) Calle 13 on Reggaeton

As mentioned in my previous post, Calle 13 is a group that, although fallible as all of us are, has used its influence to try and inspire action and critical thought, and deserves recognition among revolutionary circles for this.   … Continue reading

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