Cuban artist/activist Yotuel Romero, Puerto Rican star Kany García and ChocQuibTown members (and husband and wife) Goyo and Tostao will be part of a landmark conversation on social justice taking place as part of Billboard Latin Music Week, presented by Samsung.
“My Cause, My Music: A Conversation on Social Justice” will feature the prominent activists and stars talking about the role of artists in social justice movements and the advantages and pitfalls their involvement presents in their respective careers. Yotuel is in the midst of speaking out against repression in Cuba in the wake of anti-government protests and the success of his song “Patria y vida.” Goyo and Tostao have long spoken up for Black Latin musicians and the systemic racism they suffer. And Grammy winner García is not only a member of the LGBTQ community, but has also spoken up about multiple causes, from ending domestic abuse in Puerto Rico to LGBTQ rights continent-wide.
The conversation will take place as part of a live taping of Cultura Clash, Billboard’s new video series, which will premiere in September and is hosted by AJ Ramos, artist relations manager at YouTube.