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December 8, 2012 2:58 AM Subscribe
Cuba is going to ban reggaeton Plans to prohibit reggaeton will extend to limiting the broadcasting of reggaeton music in public spaces such as eateries, bars, state functions, offices and public transport, as well as use in radio and television programs via state media outlets. These sanctions will also extend to the individuals who either perform or promote reggaeton. Musicians could potentially lose their license to perform live music if they perform reggaeton in public places and risk being struck off official records, posing a threat to their future employment possibilities.
According to head of the Cuban Music Institute
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, Orlando Vistel Columbié, "Obviously everybody is free to listen to the music they want in private, but that freedom does not include a right to broadcast it in state or private restaurants and cafes, in buses or in public spaces. We are talking about pseudo‑artistic work that has nothing to do with our cultural policies or the ethics of our society."