DOORS OPEN AT 6PM, INTRODUCTION BY DIRECTOR, FILM AT 7PM FOLLOWED BY Q&A, CONVERSATION AND DEBATE
Directors: Emilia Menocal, Jauretsi Saizarbitoria
Written and directed by Jauretsi Saizarbitoria and Emilia Menocal, East of Havana is a close-up look at the lives of three young rappers compelled to address their generation's future from the confines of a Cuban ghetto.
Soandry is one of the film's stars. The film, which focuses on Soandry and two other underground Cuban hip-hop artists, has been deemed "A vital look at Cuba's tenaciously grassroots hip-hop scene" and that "For the youth in the film, music doesn't just have a purpose, it is a purpose, and the artists find in hip-hop a 'mental freedom.' "
Location: Mattress Factory, 500 Sampsonia Way, North Side
Soandry will be performing for the first time in the United States at the New Hazlett Theater on Saturday, October 23, 2010. Don't miss this rare opportunity to learn the stories of the struggles and the triumphs of a Cuban rapper.
Known for being a passionate free-thinker who shares the realities of life in Cuba, Soandry, is a leader of the hip-hop scene in Havana. He shares a distinct socially conscious rap ethic that is uncommon in Cuba. His unabashed criticism of the Cuban government is audacious.
Location: New Hazlett Theater, Allegheny Square East