Podcast Season 2, Episode 9: Centering Afro-Cuban Perspectives in Hip-Hop and Afro-Sonic Futures

May 11, 2022

Pablo Herrera Veitia: Centering Afro-Cuban Perspectives in Hip-Hop and Afro-Sonic Futures

In this episode of Dialogues in Afrolatinidad, host Dr. Michele Reid-Vazquez speaks with Dr. Pablo D. Herrera Veitia, Afro-Sonic Cultural Fellow at the University of Toronto Scarborough about the role of hip-hop specifically and music in general in understanding Afro-Cubanidad. 

Dr. Pablo Herrera Veitia

Kimball, Micaela. “From Havana to Harvard: Producer Pablo D. Herrera Veitia on Connecting Cuba to the U.S. through Hip-Hop.” WBUR News. WBUR, June 6, 2019. https://www.wbur.org/news/2019/06/06/havana-harvard-hip-hop-pablo-d-herrera-veitia.  

Episode Resources

Benson, Devyn Spence. Antiracism in Cuba: The Unfinished Revolution. Chapel Hill, NC: The University of North Carolina Press, 2016. 

Clealand, Danielle Pilar. The Power of Race in Cuba: Racial Ideology and Black Consciousness during the Revolution. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press, 2017. 

Ferrer, Ada. Freedom’s Mirror: Cuba and Haiti in the Age of Revolution. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2016. 

Guridy, Frank Andre. Forging Diaspora: Afro-Cubans and African Americans in a World of Empire and Jim Crow. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2010. 

James, CLR. The Black Jacobins. London, United Kingdom: Secker & Warburg Ltd, 1938. 

Laó-Montes, Agustín, and Arlene M. Dávila. Mambo Montage: The Latinization of New York. New York, NY: Columbia University Press, 2001. 

McKittrick, Katherine. Sylvia Wynter: On Being Human as Praxis. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2015. 

McMichael Canadian Art Collection. 2022. Everything Remains Raw Exhibit | McMichael Canadian Art Collection.

Perry, Marc D. Negro Soy Yo: Hip Hop and Raced Citizenship in Neoliberal Cuba. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2016. 

Reid-Vazquez, Michele. The Year of the Lash: Free People of Color in Cuba and the Nineteenth-Century Atlantic World. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 2011. 

Saunders, Tanya L. Cuban Underground Hip Hop: Black Thoughts, Black Revolution, Black Modernity. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 2015. 

Sawyer, Mark Q. Racial Politics in Post-Revolutionary Cuba. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press, 2007. 

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