Check out this piece I co-wrote with Francisco Perez for Africa Is A Country about Despacito, global Capitalism and where we can go from here to own our spirits!

What is the point of decrying the many ways the music industry exploits Afro-Latinos when nothing can be done (and we haven’t even touched on the obvious problems of sexism in reggaetón and the music industry)? Capitalism is so entrenched, you may as well be tilting at windmills. Except, there is a growing movement to build a new, more democratic economy that empowers producers, including cultural producers, to control their production.

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