Thursday, December 9

“Homeland and life”: Maikel Osorbo, the Cuban rapper who won two Grammys from prison and in a “delicate state of health”

  • Lioman Lima – @liomanlima
  • BBC News World

Maikel Castillo

Image source, Facebook/Maikel Castillo


Castillo, first in the photo, was the protagonist of the part of the video filmed in Havana.

It was the great absence of a night that, according to what he told his friends, could have been “among the most beautiful of his life”.

Cuban rapper Maykel Castillo, Osorbo, could not attend the Latin Grammy gala on Thursday in Las Vegas, in which “Patria y vida”, the song in which he participates and which has become one of those anthems. oppose the government of Cuba, won two awards: Best Urban Song and Song of the Year.

Castillo’s absence was not due to the United States denying him a visa to enter the country, as has happened with some Cuban artists who have been nominated on previous occasions.

The rebellious rapper could not attend because he has been imprisoned since last May in a maximum security prison in Cuba, accused of “attack, public disorder and evasion” after participating in several protests against the government.

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