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INDEX
Abiodun, Nehanda, 42, 71, 253–54,
264–65, 267, 329, 349, 358, 369
n. 14
Adversario, El, 18, 200, 205, 338,
377 n. 11
African Americans: Cuban culture
and, 13, 107, 172; Cuban music
and, 5, 8, 74–76, 254, 362–63; Cu-
ban politics and, 5, 13, 69–73, 94–
96, 107, 144, 248, 265, 330, 362–63
Afrika Bambaataa, 71, 75, 250
Agencia Cubana de Rap (acr), 34,
37, 45, 55, 82, 89, 91, 101, 133,
197, 202, 308, 342, 371 n. 35; cre-
ation of, 14–15, 35, 72, 78–79,
85–87, 99, 158, 172, 336; crit-
icism of, 16–17, 86, 88, 90, 100,
149, 160, 200, 336, 371 n. 34; divi-
sive effects of, 14, 29, 85–86,
158–59, 276, 335–36, 355, 371
n. 30; economics of, 87, 160–62,
193; as gatekeeper of the hip hop
scene, 251; Pastors for Peace Car-
avan and, 244–48; provincial tours
by, 17, 86–87, 193–94, 336; reg-
gaetón and, 15, 78, 100, 113, 152,
158–62, 172; tensions with ahs,
14, 36, 78, 159–60, 188, 359
Akozta, Randee, 19, 21–22, 25, 221,
225–28, 244, 248, 260, 277, 298,
303–6, 313, 315, 332. See also
Paisanos, Los
Alafia, Joshua Bee, 257–58, 301
Alamar, 5, 8, 11–12, 18, 59, 105,
149, 157, 187, 194–96, 212–13,
217–19, 230, 254, 275, 279, 283,
285, 287, 332, 345–46, 366 n. 13,
366 n. 17, 369 n. 13, 377 n. 7
Aldeano, El. See Rodríguez, Aldo
Aldeanos, Los, 24, 30, 39, 46–47, 55,
58, 64, 91, 99, 102, 167, 179, 181,
194, 280, 312, 335, 338, 354, 367
n. 20, 367 n. 28, 368 n. 8, 368
n. 10, 370 n. 21, 375 n. 33, 378
n. 19; la aldea and, 218–22, 377
n. 16, 378 n. 29; the Battle of Ideas
and, 60, 63; blacklisting of, 40, 50,
80, 82, 92, 94, 357, 377 n. 10; La
Comisión Depuradora and, 17; cri-
tiques of tourism by, 192–93, 216,
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