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Red Menace: Cuba's Heavy Metal Underground

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Being a young metal band can be a struggle anywhere, but imagine doing it in a country where simply getting guitar strings can take six months, internet access is largely forbidden, the average monthly salary is about $40, and putting on a show or releasing music requires the approval of an authoritarian government. Hear from members of several leading metal bands about the unique challenges of trying to simply be a metal band in Cuba.



MODERATOR David Peisner Music Writer

Tracy Noelle Luz Unblock The Rock

Director, They Will Be Heard.
Executive Director, UnBlock the Rock.

Michel Sanchez Salazar Artist Scriptoriumzine

Alexander Sanchez Salazar Mgr Scriptoriumzine