The Cuban hip-hop group Obsesion is in Ann Arbor this week.
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.
Here’s a song titled Tu con tu ballet from their current album “El Disco Negro de Obsesion."
Rapper Magia Lopez says her Afro-Cuban culture is what inspires her.
“The hip-hop culture is very much rooted in the 'barrios,' 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," says Lopez.