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Cuba: CUBAN RAP ROYALTY TELMARY ON RUM, RHYME, AND RITUAL

Telmary Díaz is one of the most innovative Cuban artists of the last two decades, blending Afro-Cuban and Latin beats with spoken word, jazz, and hip hop, and drawing inspiration from her youth promoting gigs in Havana, Yoruba traditions, poetry, and an omnivorous taste in music. Her first solo album, A Diario, was released in 2007 and won the Cubadisco Award for Best Hip Hop Album—a category created especially for that project.

She’s also a really good person to drink rum with in Havana to talk about music, migration, and more.

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