Puerto Rican singer Ileana Cabra – formerly “Peje 13”, now known simply as “iLe” – continues to blaze her own trail after the dissolution of the legendary latin hip-hop group Calle 13.
The fiery clip for new single “Odio” is our first taste of iLe’s upcoming second record, following a successful solo debut with 2016’s “iLevitable“, which resulted in a Grammy win for Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album.
Based around the Cerro Maravilla massacre some 40 years ago, the video recreates one of Puerto Rico’s most tragic and shameful events in the Island’s modern political history: the day when two young Puerto Rican pro-independence activists, Carlos Soto Arriví and Arnaldo Darío Rosado, were murdered by members of the police.
An outspoken member of the pro-independence movement herself, iLe is drawing new audiences towards Puerto Rico’s past in a bid to create a better future for upcoming generations. Few artists are able to do it with such grace and clarity of purpose.
Photo: César Berrios