» Cuba's cultural diversity is the theme of Eme Alfonso's new video clip
03.10.2012 - UNESCO Havana/Portal of Culture of Latin America and the Caribbean

Cuba's cultural diversity is the theme of Eme Alfonso's new video clip

© Eme Alfonso. Image of Eme Alfonso's latest video clip, directed by Joseph Ros

Eme Alfonso, Pedro Luis Ferrer and Joseph Ros' upcoming video clip on Cuba's rich cultural diversity, will be sponsored by the UNESCO Office in Havana. "Para Mestizar" stems from cultural diversity as a source for dialogue, mutual understanding, equality, social cohesion and development of the Cuban people against racism and any form of discrimination or stereotype.

Eme Alfonso lends her voice and music to the project. The young composer and singer, winner of the Cubadisco 2009 Best Fusion Album Award, mixes Cuban and Latin music with soul and jazz. The video clip will be directed by Joseph Ros, a young Cuban filmmaker and winner of the Lucas 2011 Award for best pop-rock video and best art direction. He was also accorded the Best Music Video Prize by the 2012 Humberto Solás International Low-Budget Film Festival. The lyrics have been written by Pedro Luis Ferrer, one of the leading exponents of La Nueva Trova movement, who revived the changüí rhythms, traditional music of Santiago de Cuba, combining them with lyrics that reflect Cuban social realities.

The search for a location, shooting and casting will begin soon. The video clip is expected to be released, with support from the Cuban Music Institute and the Ministry of Culture of Cuba, in the first quarter of 2013.


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