Patria Y Vida
Only 200 miles away from the Museum, people are starving and fighting for their lives in a country that persecutes anyone who speaks out about the conditions and the government. Recently, in March 2021, rapper Maykel Castillo and performance artist Luis Manuel Otero entered into an abandoned building in Cuba, tapped into a power line to turn on their lighting equipment, and recorded a music video for their song called Patria Y Vida. The song has become a viral protest anthem in the past few months and acts as a tool for other Cuban people to use – no one had to say a word, simply press play on the stereo. As the music got louder across Cuba, activists and artists have felt more empowered to stand up for themselves.
JOIN US THIS SATURDAY AT 7PM!
We are hosting a special event to raise awareness for Movimiento San Isidro, an artist collective in Havana, Cuba who are leading the cause for social justice. Artists from Miami have banded together and donated their artworks and time to support their colleagues, brothers, and sisters. These artworks are all going to be available via silent auction. Included in the auction are works by Cuban American Artists Abstrk, Ahol Sniffs Glue, and José Parlá. There will be live performances with complimentary beverages courtesy of Wynwood’s own Veza Sur. Leading up to this event, a team of artists led by Meta4 are actively painting our north exterior wall.