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HBO Latino’s A Lo Cubanx event celebrates the rich history of Yoruba culture in the Latin American diaspora, and the way it comes to life in today’s art, music, fashion and poetry.
An intimate celebration and conversation with 2019 Grammy Nominated Artist Orishas
Hosted by Tony Award-Winning Playwright LEMON ANDERSEN
Son of Milagros Quiñones, Lemon Andersen is a playwright, television producer, brand creative, and Tony Award-winning poet. Lemon is currently writing on Spike Lee’s “She’s Gotta Have it” for Netflix.
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Bembona Is A Puerto Rican-Panamanian DJ, Multi-Platform Artist & Activist, Born & Raised In Brooklyn, NY.
Her Work Represents & Pushes Forward The Afro-Diasporadical Movement, Latinx/Indigenous/Caribbean/African, With The Purpose Of Empowering & Bridging The Gap Between POC Communities, Generations, Activist Work & Beyond.
EDGARO PRODUCTOR N JEFE
Edgaro Gonzalez Aka Productor N Jefe Has Had More Than 20 Years Experience In Cuban Music And Has Steadfastly Become A Leader For The New Generation Of Cuba Producers.
As Creative Director Of One Of Cuba’s Original Hip Hop Bands “Doble Filo”, And One Of The Early MPC Owners In Cuba, Edgaro Was One Of The Pioneers Responsible For Crafting The DNA Of The Nations Unique Interpretation Of The Rap Genre — Mixing In Cuban Funk, Soul, Rock And Classic Cuban Samples. He Has Traveled And Performed With Latin Hip Hop Delegations Worldwide, Opening For Artists Like The Roots, Kanye West, Common, Black Star, Frank-T Among Others.
AXEL & XIOMARA LAUGART
Axel Was Born In Cuba Into A Prestigious Musical Family. His Mom Is The Legendary Cuban Vocalist Xiomara Laugart. Tosca Started Playing Piano When He Was Seven. One Of His Teachers Was Miriam Valdez, The Daughter Of Cuban Piano Legends Bebo Valdez And Sister Of Chucho Valdez. Growing Up In Havana, Tosca Played In The Timba And Hip-Hop Scenes. After Coming To The States, Axel Played A Little With George Clinton’s Parliament/Funkedelic, The Roots,Sister Clark’s Roy Ayers And More.
Axel Is The Co-Leader Of The Jazz Band (U)Nity , Working With Louie Vega As Main Keyboardist And Released His Self-Titled Debut Album As A Leader (Alfi Records, 2016).