Young Rebels (Jovenes rebeldes)
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It's often said that music is a universal language, and one can similarly say hip-hop has become the dialect of youth culture around the world, with the music and style showing its impact in the United Kingdom, Europe, Japan, the African continent, and nearly everywhere else. Only 90 miles off the coast of the United States, Cuba is no exception, though Cuban rap shows crucial differences compared its American counterpart. Turntables, samplers, and beat-boxes are expensive and difficult to find in Cuba, so lyricists usually work with live bands, and rather than rhyming about… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A labor of love, Young Rebels is essential viewing for anyone who wants to stay ahead of the hip-hop curve."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"They clearly don't come from anywhere. They come from a Cuba as confused and contradictory as they are."
‑ Robert Christgau, Village Voice
"Affably ambling pic is particularly strong in examining the economics of rap."
‑ Ronnie Scheib, Variety
"An eye-opening movie, both socially and politically."
‑ David Sterritt, Christian Science Monitor
"This short documentary is essential viewing for anyone interested in rap music, free speech issues or the youth culture of contemporary Cuba."
‑ Dana Stevens, New York Times
"Feels like a lecture you'd expect to hear at a liberal arts college."
‑ Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine
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