Panel Discussion on Solidarity Rock

Solidarity Rock Panel

UWinnipeg’s Oral History Centre in the Faculty of Arts invites all to attend a panel discussion (with videos) on the history of the DIY punk-rock movement in Cuba and the story of Solidarity Rock, its cultural and unifying impact and message. The panel discussion will be led by members of Trinidad, Cuba punk band Arrabio and Solidarity Rock representatives William Garcia and Drew McIntosh.

The event will take place on Thursday, October 25 from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. in Room 2B23, Bryce Hall on the UWinnipeg campus. Coffee and light refreshments will be provided.

Since 2008, Solidarity Rock — an artist-run organization working with musicians, artists and creative people in Cuba, Canada and beyond — has been working to collect instruments and musical equipment to help the Cuban rock bands find their own way through music. This cross cultural group has managed to overcome social, political and economic barriers in order to build a unifying musical movement across the globe.