Saw this video of an interview Peter Eisner of World Focus did with hip hoppers in Cuba.
"My fight is deep like Shaka Zulu's," they rap in Spanish. (For non-Spanish speaker, the video clip has English subtitles.)
Peter was my introduction to reporting in Latin America, you might say, having hired me back (well, let's just say quite a few years ago), when I was knocking on doors in Mexico looking for work.
Peter at the time was the AP bureau chief, and I began an interesting stint covering that part of the world.
Once again our interests converge. Peter's lately been doing Cuba pieces you just won't find anywhere else. The below offered hip hop video story is an example.
[As a treat, I'm going to offer you a piece I did in 2001 on race in Cuba, a really interesting topic. Click here. I did it for Newsday where, as fate would have it, both Peter and I worked later in our careers, he as foreign editor and I as a reporter. We both owed much there to super editor Les Payne.]
(By the way, the above photo was obtained through Creative Commons. It was taken by Mike Castellanos.)
Now to the video.