Major Lazer (2016)
When the electro prince and his posse stormed Havana's Anti-Imperialist Platform on March 6th, the 400,000 Cubans in attendance weren't completely sure what to expect. "It's amazing because we have never received someone like him," a local music fan told a reporter for Pitchfork. Major Lazer is the first EDM act to ever play in Cuba, ushering in a new kind of cultural exchange. The concert, 14 months in the making, was entirely self-funded. "We came to bring peace," Diplo announced from the stage.
The appearance preceded Barack Obama's historic visit by just a few days. "I was lucky enough to visit Cuba a few years back with my friends Calle 13," Diplo tweeted after the event. "And during my four days there, my mind was blown by the people, depth of culture and their way of life."