Despite having turned into a Soviet subordinate and a repressive dictatorship at home, post-revolutionary Cuba is an excellent case study of a country that embarked in successful public diplomacy abroad. Cuba’s early soft...KEEP READING
In March 2016, two years after the reinstatement of U.S.-Cuba diplomatic relations, Grammy Award-winning producer and DJ Diplo took advantage of easing travel restrictions and performed a free concert in Havana with his music trio, Major Lazer.
The spectacle—one of the first large American performances in the communist state—took place in front of the newly established U.S. Embassy and drew an estimated crowd of half a million Cubans. The electronic dance music (EDM) event, largely attended by teenagers, became a powerful statement about Cuban youth and the future of the island.
The following video is the trailer for "Give me Future," a film that documents the concert and political implications of Diplo's EDM diplomacy.
You can find the original trailer on Major Lazer's YouTube channel here.
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