Cuba http://michiganradio.org en Cuban hip-hop culture comes to Michigan http://michiganradio.org/post/cuban-hip-hop-culture-comes-michigan <p>The Cuban hip-hop group Obsesion is in Ann Arbor this week.</p><p>Alexey Rodriguez Mola and Magia Lopez Cabrera mix African and Cuban rhythms with hip-hop and world beats. They will perform on Thursday, October 6 at the Michigan League Underground.</p><p>Here&rsquo;s a song titled <em>Tu con tu ballet</em> from their current album &ldquo;El Disco Negro de Obsesion.&quot;</p><p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-988786.mp3</p><p>Rapper Magia Lopez says her Afro-Cuban culture is what inspires her.</p><p><em>&ldquo;The hip-hop culture is very much rooted in the &#39;barrios,&#39; and in Cuba the majority of people are black, although we have mixed races, so we talk a lot about race issues, what we see and our reality as Afro-Cubans,&quot; says Lopez.</em></p><p> Wed, 05 Oct 2011 14:46:01 +0000 Mercedes Mejia 4441 at http://michiganradio.org Cuban hip-hop culture comes to Michigan Michigan State University plans to send students to Cuba http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-state-university-plans-send-students-cuba <p>President Obama said earlier this month that he would lift many of the restrictions currently prohibiting many students from studying in Cuba.</p><p>The restrictions were established by the Bush administration in 2004. As a result, Michigan State University relocated programs based in Cuba to the Dominican Republic and other Caribbean countries.</p><p>Jeffery Riedinger is the Dean of International Programs at MSU. He says he looks forward to rebuilding the University’s programs in Cuba, but will need further guidelines from the Obama administration before moving forward.</p> Wed, 26 Jan 2011 18:47:55 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 1020 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan State University plans to send students to Cuba