Luciano Larobina | Mexico | 2009 | 90' | Spanish spoken, English subtitles
Hip hop emerged at the end of the 1960s in the poor, marginalised black and Latino communities in
Hip hop was also embraced on
In his documentary Havanyork, director Luciano Larobina – who also wrote the screenplay and took care of the camerawork and production – investigates the relationship between American and Cuban hip hop. He also shows the decline of this musical genre: how hip hop became diluted, over the course of more than thirty years, from a combative musical form to a hollow, commercial and decadent product, characterized by sexism and the glorification of drugs and violence.
With music from the likes of DJ Asho, The Last Poets, Descemer Bueno, Pablo Valero, Yorubandabo, Kumar, Raquel Cepeda, Explosión Suprema, Araña MC and RCA.
Friday 13 August, 11.30 PM, Rialto