Major Lazer Put On “Revolutionary” Concert In Cuba
Diplo and his Major Lazer crew embarked on a historic journey to Cuba. The trio of DJs put on their first-ever concert on the island this past weekend, bringing their “revolutionary sound” to a sea of over 400,000 young Cubanos. The free show took place right on Havana’s main concourse, outside the newly-established U.S. embassy.
“I think it’s very important to create something new, that’s why I first started to make music you know,” Diplo told said to CBS’ Charlie Rose. “We first started to rent old VFW halls in Philly or whatever, we rented kegs and did parties and played our own music. We had to find a way to do it because nobody else was helping us, and I think now it’s important to keep those dialogues happening, those parties happening. That’s what we are doing here in Havana.”
President Obama is scheduled to travel to La Llave del Caribe later this month, as is the Rolling Stones who will follow suit with their very own free concert.