MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Yotuel Romero is simply a Cuban-born producer, actor, model, and vocalist who fled the land federation astatine 19.
At property 40, his opus “Patria Y Vida,” oregon “fatherland and life,” has go the anthem for the conflict for state successful Cuba.
CBS4’s Lisa Petrillo met up with him precocious astatine Crescent Moon Studios, the signaling studios owned by Gloria and Emilio Estefan.
“I wrote that opus successful December 2020,” helium told Petrillo. “For me, this opus means explicit yourself. It’s putting the lyrics connected the array with everything you person from the inside.”
Since the protests began, the opus exploded each implicit the satellite and has millions of views connected YouTube.
“What went done your caput and your bosom erstwhile the opus was picked up by truthful galore people?” asked Petrillo.
“It was powerful. I couldn’t judge it erstwhile I woke up connected July 11th and I spot that galore friends of excavation sent maine the nexus saying look what happened successful Cuba. I spot thousands of radical successful the streets singing ‘Patria y Vida,’ screaming ‘Patria y Vida,’ and screaming ‘freedom, freedom, freedom.’ I said wow,” said Yotuel.
“You cognize erstwhile you marque thing from the bosom this is the result,” helium added.
Yotuel was among respective Cuban-American leaders and artists who met connected July 30 with President Biden astatine the White House to speech astir the alteration needed successful Cuba.
“You went with Emilio Estefan to DC to sojourn with President Biden to speech astir the change. Tell america however that went?” asked Petrillo
“It’s unthinkable that I’m a instrumentalist and the president invited maine to inquire maine connected what happened successful Cuba with my music. It’s incredible. I ne'er had this successful my life,” Yotuel said. “Ten years agone I came to this state to combat for my aboriginal and 10 years aft that I spot the president to speech to him astir Cuba, astir the songs that I wrote that changed the minds of galore young radical successful Cuba. It was magical.”
Yotuel plans to make much music. He’ll soon merchandise a opus with Gloria Estefan called “Cuba and Me.”
He said helium remembers proposal from his puerility idol, the queen of salsa herself, (the late) Celia Cruz.
“She told maine not to hide Cuba and amusement each my fans that they request to permission my amusement and accidental Cuba libre. I said wow, she’s right. I request to spell backmost to my amusement and proceed to bash my euphony and proceed warring for my people,” helium said.
On Saturday, August 28th, Yotuel volition footwear disconnected his “Patria y Vida World Tour” astatine the Miramar Park Regional Amphitheater.
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