Remezcla’s New Video Explores the Politics of the Dance Floor

By Aura Bogado Nov 13, 2014

A new video published on Remezcla features music by Mexico City’s Fvded and the Cyborg Dance Collective–a group borne out of Haiti’s Cite Soleil, one of the poorest slums in the poorest country in the Americas, which is also home to dubious foreign aid schemes.

An accompanying essay authored by senior editor Andrea Gompf explains some of what’s at stake:

[T]he dancers needed a demo reel, and D.F. producer Fvded (aka Jesus Torres) needed a music video for his track "Barreto." At first glance, the artists may seem like strange bedfellows, but in a way they make sense — both Cyborg Dance and Fvded belong to a generation that understands that the dance floor can be just as political as any protest. That a fight to change the world can take place at a party, with a bottle of mezcal or Betancourt rum.

Check out the video, which was directed by Daniel M. "Luky" Torres, and read Gompf’s entire essay over at Remezcla