In its continued bid to create significant, impactful content material, Exile Content Studio has teamed up with Cuban composers/ musicians Beatriz “Bea” Luengo and Yoteul Romero to provide docu function “Homeland and Life” (“Patria y Vida”), primarily based on the artists’ two-time 2021 Latin Grammy-winning hip-hop music of the identical title.
The doc couldn’t be extra well timed because the music has grow to be a viral sensation and a rallying cry for Cubans who’ve been staging huge protests in opposition to their authorities since July, triggered by a shortage of meals and drugs in addition to the authorities’ insufficient response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Homeland and Life” will chronicle how the music ignited a motion and also will delve into how music has been a catalyst for social change throughout fashionable historical past. The music’s title is a rejection of the Nineteen Fifties Cuban Revolution slogan “Patria o Muerte” (Homeland or Dying).
“We at Exile consider in creating content material that conjures up individuals to take motion and create social change on the earth,” stated Daniel Eilemberg, president of Content material at Exile.
“We’re particularly excited on the alternative to affix forces with Bea and Yotuel to provide a documentary in regards to the super energy of their music in galvanizing activism to protest the restrictive political insurance policies in Cuba, and the position of music and tradition in driving social change,” he added.
“Once we see the affect our music has had on the individuals of Cuba and all over the world, we really feel privileged to have the ability to use our platform to inform the story of Cuba and provides a voice to a neighborhood that’s typically oppressed,” concurred Luengo and Romero.
“We’re hopeful we’ll see change sooner or later and we’re excited to collaborate with Exile to proceed to lift consciousness and battle for the individuals of Cuba; to proceed to make use of our voice in a significant approach,” they continued.
“Patria y Vida” was awarded Track of the Yr and Finest City Track at this 12 months’s Latin Grammys, which featured Yotuel performing alongside collaborators Descemer Bueno, El Funky, and Gente de Zona. Lacking from the efficiency on Latin music’s greatest stage on Nov. 18 was Maykel Osorbo, the hip-hop artist who the Cuban authorities has been detaining for months.
In separate information, Membership Mundo Children, the Spanish-language instructional kids’s sequence from Exile Content material Studio, has partnered with UNICEF on a brand new music that celebrates colleges as a protected area for kids to develop and be taught and assist construct pleasure for the return to highschool.
The Spanish-language tune, entitled “Mi Escuela, Mi Hogar,” (“My College, My House”) was written and produced by award-winning composer Nacho González Nappa, and was launched to rejoice World Youngsters’s Day on Nov. 20. UNICEF reviews that the COVID-19 faculty closures proceed to have an effect on an estimated 71 million in Latin America and the Caribbean alone.
UNICEF is collaborating with training authorities to make sure all kids return to colleges, the place they’ll entry companies to compensate for missed courses and get assist for his or her psychological and social well-being.
“Music helps us heal and navigate difficult moments. Latin America and the Caribbean is a area filled with resilience, and we hope this music sheds some gentle to beat this dramatic state of affairs,” stated González Nappa.
Based in 2018 by former Univision chief content material officer Isaac Lee, the Los Angeles and Miami-based manufacturing shingle has been creating content material it deems culturally related to audiences within the U.S. and Latin America, in each English and Spanish.
It has produced quite a lot of issues-driven titles reminiscent of “Un Sueño Actual,” a docu-series following the inaugural gamers of the Actual Madrid Girls’s soccer group and has co-produced Diego Luna’s Netflix sequence “All the pieces Can be Tremendous” (“Todo Va A Estar Bien”). It additionally produced the Emmy and Sundance Viewers award-winning documentary, “Science Honest” along with Netflix’s “Who Killed Malcolm X” and “The Traffickers.”