A musical theme turned into an anthem that announces the end of more than six decades of dictatorship, is a definitive response to violence against citizens in Cuba.
Yotuel Romero, Gente de Zona, and Decemer Bueno joined their voices in the song “Patria y Vida” along with rappers Maykel Osorbo and El Funky, two Cuban musicians that face repression on the island.
In its first week, the video reached more than 2 million views.
The invitation to lose fear, the awareness of the pain Cuban people experience and the support that these artists have provided, have enraged the Cuban dictatorship.
Given the title, the song is a hymn to life and freedom and is directly opposed to the motto of the Cuban regime.
It has become a symbol for those who do not lose strength and continue to fight for a Cuba for all Cubans: “No more lies, my people ask for freedom, no more doctrines. Let us no longer shout Country or Death but Country and Life.”