Cuba Banned Reggaeton?

It seems not everyone enjoys Reggaeton music. The Castro administration has turned up its nose at the music genre labeling it as vulgar, sexually explicit and banal. “Neither vulgarity or mediocrity may dent the richness of Cuban music,” Cuban Institute of Music president Orlando Vistel Columbié told the state-owned press. This not only includes Reggaeton, but the party genre all together. Ouch!

Raul Castro is your grumpy old neighbor who’s always yelling at you to “turn that crap down.”

The Castro administration has banned “vulgar and banal” music with a direct eye towards reggaeton.

“Neither vulgarity or mediocrity may dent the richness of Cuban music,” Cuban Institute of Music president Orlando Vistel Columbié told the state-owned press.

Vistel in particularly takes issue with the “aggressive, sexually explicit, obscene” reggaeton lyrics that portray Cuban women as “grotesque sexual objects.”

Though, Vistel clarified that he’s not only concerned with reggaeton, but considers the party genre a particular menace.

Source: Miami New Times