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Videos : Nuestro Vino

 

flagEnglishComposed of three hip-swaying lyric belting divas in their early twenties, Instincto is Cuba's only all-woman rap group. We first saw Iramis, Dori and Janet performing, "Nuestro Vino" (Our Wine), in a club and then, for us, in the middle of a Havana plaza, with on-the-spot choreography that made short shrift of half-an-acre of cobbled stone, and drew inspired crowds of young schoolgirls. 

Interview :

"I think we are like a vitamin for other girls. We are almost a symbol of courage -- because we play rap. We've been able to make our dream come true, which is to sing the type of music we do. We take the North American influences of hip-hop, soul, rap and put it together with our roots, which are salsa, rubancora, rumba. Then we sing -- we have these three beautiful voices, no? -- and say what we want to say."

Courtesy of AdventureDivas

Festival Nacional de Rap Cubano - 1999: 5th edition "Swing". 

The Associacion Hermanos Saiz has a project called Grupo Uno which puts on the Cuban National Rap Festival every summer. In '98 this was in August but this year it is from June 20 to 24th and will be the fifth year it is presented. The name this year is "Swing".Most of these groups play the Alamar Amphitheatre in the Alamar suburb east of Havana every Thursday evening in what is quite a growing rap scene.
Location : Alamar Amphitheatre - Amfiteatro Alamar in Alamar a suburb east of Havana 

Artist Line-Up :

  • Instincto - 3 women
  • Anonimo Consejo
  • Cuarta Imagen
  • Hermanos de Causa
  • Cien Por Ciento Original
  • Religion Callejera
  • No Limit
  • Explosión Suprema
  • Nuevo Proyecto
  • Aituyi - 3 women
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