Cuba Reggaeton-Free Zones?

Dmitri Prieto

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HAVANA TIMES, Dec 5 — A solution occurred to me concerning the abundance of a certain spirituality that’s dealt us in industrial quantities in the form of reggaeton. I’m referring to the problematic practice in Cuba of blasting reggaeton almost anywhere public – with the possible exception of funerals.

We who don’t like reggaeton need to come to an agreement and look for a good designer who can create a logo for the designation “Reggaeton-Free Zone.”

Pursuing this low-cost solution, we could print up stickers with the logo and the phrase.

These would then be stuck up at almost any public place in Cuba – with the possible exception of funeral homes.

This will be our struggle, our “battle of ideas.”

We could almost call it the continuation of the 1961 literacy campaign.

What do you think? Does anybody out there like the idea?


Dimitri Prieto-Samsonov

Dmitri Prieto-Samsonov: I define myself as being either Cuban-Russian or Russian-Cuban, indiscriminately. I was born in Moscow in 1972 of a Russian mother and a Cuban father. I lived in the USSR until I was 13, although I was already familiar with Cuba-- where we would take our vacation almost every year. I currently live on the fifth floor of an apartment building in Santa Cruz del Norte, near the sea. I’ve studied biochemistry and law in Havana and anthropology in London. I’ve written about molecular biology, philosophy and anarchism, although I enjoy reading more than writing. I am currently teaching in the Agrarian University of Havana. I believe in God and in the possibility of a free society. Together with other people, that’s what we’re into: breaking down walls and routines.

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2 thoughts on “Cuba Reggaeton-Free Zones?

  • El reggotón me da asco, no me siento cubano en Cuba con esa mierda !! Bueno,soy hijo de cubanos pero voy a menudo.Espero con INCENTIVOS,nos deje ese cáncer originario de EEUU ….pobres cubanos, están quemados !! Saludos de NYC.

  • Definitely Dimitri! I love the idea not only of the logo but of a reggaeton-free acoustic environment for the sake of everyone_and, for the record, I am 30 not older. It´s just that I can´t stand the idea of hearing my 9 year-old daughter uttering such “profound” lyrics.

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