If someone has no qualms about saying what they think, that is Aymée Nuviola, who, being proud of her roots, believes that many of her colleagues like Jeimy Osorio have had no more opportunities on Hispanic television for "being Afro." "If Jeimy Osorio were not as she is, with the success that she has, she would have already been more protagonists in different soap operas," said Nuviola. "She has worked, but they give her more opportunity in Hollywood."
Nuviola opines and knows the subject because through his music he has left the name of Afro-Latinos very high. For sample, there they have Aymée Nuviola: A Journey Through Cuban Music (Top Stop Music) the new production of the Cuban singer, who makes a journey through different times and genres of music from her homeland. The album is accompanied by a documentary that shows a journey through cities such as Santiago de Cuba, Havana and Matanzas. "One of the things I struggle most [to finish] is that in] my country [Santeria has been exported a lot, and people identify you, they see you as black and they immediately believe that I am Santera," says the artist. "[But] black music does not have to be linked to Afro [or Santeria] either."
Many celebrities such as Amara la negra, Ilia Calderón, among others, have also dedicated themselves to raising awareness on the subject. “I am an activist from the Afro-Latin community. It is very important for me to give a voice to my community because it has not had one in a long time,”said the singer at the Spanish People event“Poderosas Live”in March. "I will continue to strengthen my community because the lack of representation of the Afro-Latin community, especially in the Hispanic media, gives me more energy to continue speaking and educating people."
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