The Miami Free Cuba Fest brings ‘a message of support and commitment to all Cubans suffering under a dictatorship’
The Free Cuba Fest is warming up its engines for a celebration this Saturday in Miami. The event intends to bring “a message of support and commitment to all Cubans suffering under a dictatorship” on the island. More than 30 Cuban artists and influencers in the U.S. will participate.
The event, which will take place this Saturday, October 10, at the Miami Marine Stadium from 11 AM to 10 PM, enjoys the support of several Miami organizations, including Hola Ota Ola, the Umbrella Art Foundation, and Cuba Great Again.
Organizers say that one of the unique aspects of this event is that “influencers will be there interacting with the public along with the artists.”
“The invisible government,” a concept presented by Edward Bernays in his book Propaganda, serves as a reference for activist and artist Ana Olema when it comes to appreciating the role Cuban artists should play in the context of real life on the island.
It is a group of people “who govern the world, they run it, without necessarily being within government structures,” says Olema. Influential individuals, such as artists, can engage in “social engineering” to “change reality.”
This is one of the ideas promoted by the Free Cuba Fest, a festival that “has a fundamental objective to boost an artistic and cultural movement in Miami that works to bring change to the system in Cuba.”
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