Cuban Hip Hop Grabs International Attention

Published June 3rd, 2021 - 11:45 GMT

A 16-member Cuban dance troupe, called Datway, started their fame though Facebook and Instagram accounts by sharing their brand hip-hop moves, blended with more traditional, home-grown styles.

Cuba which is well known in terms of salsa and rumba dances, the youngsters from the Caribbean have taken dance into the next level and started to dance with an usual style dancing called hip-hop.

On the other hand, due to the U.S. sanctions, people in Cuba have low exposure to the American genre that was popular in the rest of the world.

But after internet arriving in the state in 2015, around 4.2 million of Cuba's 11.2 million people are now connected and more familiar with the latest kinds of music and dances.

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Cuban dance troupe Datway becomes popular

Dancers rehearse in Havana, on May 21, 2021. Driven by social networks, a troupe of young Cubans has attracted the attention of several stars abroad with their choreographies that mix hip-hop, reggaeton and salsa. YAMIL LAGE / AFP

Cuban dance troupe Datway becomes popular

Dancers perform in a street of Havana, on May 21, 2021. Driven by social networks, a troupe of young Cubans has attracted the attention of several stars abroad with their choreographies that mix hip-hop, reggaeton and salsa. YAMIL LAGE / AFP

Cuban dance troupe Datway becomes popular

Dancers rehearse in Havana, on May 21, 2021. Driven by social networks, a troupe of young Cubans has attracted the attention of several stars abroad with their choreographies that mix hip-hop, reggaeton and salsa. YAMIL LAGE / AFP

Cuban dance troupe Datway becomes popular

Dancers rehearse in Havana, on May 21, 2021. Driven by social networks, a troupe of young Cubans has attracted the attention of several stars abroad with their choreographies that mix hip-hop, reggaeton and salsa. YAMIL LAGE / AFP

Cuban dance troupe Datway becomes popular

Dancers rehearse in Havana, on May 21, 2021. Driven by social networks, a troupe of young Cubans has attracted the attention of several stars abroad with their choreographies that mix hip-hop, reggaeton and salsa. YAMIL LAGE / AFP

Cuban dance troupe Datway becomes popular

Cuban dancers arrive to a rehearsal in Havana, May 21, 2021. Driven by social networks, a troupe of young Cubans has attracted the attention of several stars abroad with their choreographies that mix hip-hop, reggaeton and salsa. YAMIL LAGE / AFP

Cuban dance troupe Datway becomes popular

Dancers rehearse in Havana, on May 21, 2021. Driven by social networks, a troupe of young Cubans has attracted the attention of several stars abroad with their choreographies that mix hip-hop, reggaeton and salsa. YAMIL LAGE / AFP

Cuban dance troupe Datway becomes popular

Dancers perform in a street of Havana, on May 21, 2021. Driven by social networks, a troupe of young Cubans has attracted the attention of several stars abroad with their choreographies that mix hip-hop, reggaeton and salsa. YAMIL LAGE / AFP

Cuban dance troupe Datway becomes popular
Cuban dance troupe Datway becomes popular
Cuban dance troupe Datway becomes popular
Cuban dance troupe Datway becomes popular
Cuban dance troupe Datway becomes popular
Cuban dance troupe Datway becomes popular
Cuban dance troupe Datway becomes popular
Cuban dance troupe Datway becomes popular
Cuban dance troupe Datway becomes popular
Dancers rehearse in Havana, on May 21, 2021. Driven by social networks, a troupe of young Cubans has attracted the attention of several stars abroad with their choreographies that mix hip-hop, reggaeton and salsa. YAMIL LAGE / AFP
Cuban dance troupe Datway becomes popular
Dancers perform in a street of Havana, on May 21, 2021. Driven by social networks, a troupe of young Cubans has attracted the attention of several stars abroad with their choreographies that mix hip-hop, reggaeton and salsa. YAMIL LAGE / AFP
Cuban dance troupe Datway becomes popular
Dancers rehearse in Havana, on May 21, 2021. Driven by social networks, a troupe of young Cubans has attracted the attention of several stars abroad with their choreographies that mix hip-hop, reggaeton and salsa. YAMIL LAGE / AFP
Cuban dance troupe Datway becomes popular
Dancers rehearse in Havana, on May 21, 2021. Driven by social networks, a troupe of young Cubans has attracted the attention of several stars abroad with their choreographies that mix hip-hop, reggaeton and salsa. YAMIL LAGE / AFP
Cuban dance troupe Datway becomes popular
Dancers rehearse in Havana, on May 21, 2021. Driven by social networks, a troupe of young Cubans has attracted the attention of several stars abroad with their choreographies that mix hip-hop, reggaeton and salsa. YAMIL LAGE / AFP
Cuban dance troupe Datway becomes popular
Cuban dancers arrive to a rehearsal in Havana, May 21, 2021. Driven by social networks, a troupe of young Cubans has attracted the attention of several stars abroad with their choreographies that mix hip-hop, reggaeton and salsa. YAMIL LAGE / AFP
Cuban dance troupe Datway becomes popular
Dancers rehearse in Havana, on May 21, 2021. Driven by social networks, a troupe of young Cubans has attracted the attention of several stars abroad with their choreographies that mix hip-hop, reggaeton and salsa. YAMIL LAGE / AFP
Cuban dance troupe Datway becomes popular
Dancers perform in a street of Havana, on May 21, 2021. Driven by social networks, a troupe of young Cubans has attracted the attention of several stars abroad with their choreographies that mix hip-hop, reggaeton and salsa. YAMIL LAGE / AFP

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