Nicolás Maduro's bread and circuses revolt musicians: “Venezuela does not need more concerts, it needs fewer corrupt people” | EUROtoday

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“Venezuela does not need more concerts, it needs fewer corrupt people.” The torpedo is from Don Omar, the king of reggaeton, a Puerto Rican rapper admired and revered within the Americas. His forceful response to Omar Acedo, one of many singers of the revolutionary regime, who I demanded that the general public be requested to forgive their criticism of Nicolás Maduro. Don Omar thus catalyzed the wave of sympathy that’s reawakening the democratic explanation for Venezuela amongst artists from inside and out of doors the Venezuelan nation.

“Merenguerito, take note,” fired the American rapper Arcángel to answer Omar Acedo, singer and son-in-law of Diosdado Cabello, the quantity two of the revolution. “In your country there are many children dying of hunger, cancer and a million other needs. Instead of throwing parties for the few who can, help the many who cannot“mentioned Archangel.

“Venezuela doesn't love me, Venezuela loves me!” the Mexican responded to the identical criticism. Ana Gabriel at his live performance in Lima, which was additionally attended by Venezuelan emigrants.

Just just a few days earlier than, as a prelude to the struggle that has simply begun, it was Danny Ocean, star rapper of the Venezuelan scene, who dared to point out “July 28” (date of the presidential elections) written on his jacket, throughout the Latin Grammy Music Awards. A information obtained as a present by the democratic opposition from a singer who additionally participates within the tune Caracas in 2000, a profitable nostalgia for what was Venezuela. “What I would give for a pod like that,” says the refrain that now replicates a superb a part of the diaspora. There are 8.8 million Creoles distributed all through the planet to whom the tune is addressed when it implores “I want to go back, I want to go back, when?”.

“Finally an artist who put conscience before convenience,” mentioned former political prisoner Demstenes Quijada after studying the reactions of Don Omar, Arcángel and Ana Gabriel, shaken for not becoming a member of the rally of live shows that worldwide artists resembling Karol G, Maluma and Luis Gabriel have starred in Caracas inside a propaganda cycle that the revolution baptized as Venezuela fastened itself.

“As dictatorships always do They want to disguise their barbarism with music or sport. Chavista propaganda is tremendous and, although it has less impact every day, due to the harsh reality, it is still very strong and this includes certain hypocritical artists who talk about peace and democracy, but support such a dictatorship. And that someone with as much weight as Don Omar, and before that Daddy Yankee and Arcngel, say things so clearly is extremely important. Help people talk about Venezuela and mention things as they are: a dictatorship“political scientist Walter Molina Galdi defined to EL MUNDO.

Circus with out a lot breadas this political scientist assures, who doesn’t hesitate to explain as “pure barbarism” propagandist occasions which have even reached Helicoide (detention middle for political prisoners, feared for the torture and ill-treatment that’s practiced inside), which hosted a basketball match on a courtroom situated above the cells.

At the forefront of this Chavista plan are Acedo and El Potro Álvarez, who went from being a superb baseball participant to changing into a horrible reggaeton participant on the service of the revolution. Through them the chain of live shows comply with each other, additionally marked by totally different scandals. As when a drug trafficker organized the live performance of bachatero Romeo Santos from his cell at a army base in Caracas.

“These concerts somehow entertain the population. We had been isolated from these artists. They distract you, even Karol G performed with very affordable prices. It was filled because people need spaces to recreate. But when you return home, there is no water, no electricity or the internet fails. The circus is not enough and it also does not reach the entire population,” cultural promoter Luis Serrano described for this newspaper.

The Public Space group discovered via a survey that 11% of Venezuelans went to some sort of live performance in 2023. “AND only 15% went to the movies last year and 6% were able to buy at least one book,” concluded Serrano.