Screen grab from Obsesión Trailer

Trailer for Obsesión: My Song

Synopsis

Obsesion Mi Cancion
Obsesion Mi Cancion

Hip Hop Duo Obsesión was one of the first groups of the booming Havana Hip Hop movement of the 1990s, part of a new generation of AfroCuban youth who used Hip Hop as a platform to talk about a wide range of racial and social justice issues, and to promote Black pride and Black consciousness. Branching into Popular Education and community activism, Obsesión has kept going until today. This short documentary explores their creative work — and their philosophy of life and music.

Creative team

Catherine Murphy, Alicia Rodriguez, Amilcar Rensoli, Reed Lindsay, Osmar Romero, Ian Slattery.

Executive Producers

Cuba Platform, CareLab, Quitiplás Foundation

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Resources for this film

Where Hip Hop Fits in Cuba’s Anti-Racist Curriculum

The Conscience of Cuban Hip-Hop

Marc Perry New Revolutionary Horizons