Porno para Ricardo


Porno para Ricardo

Infobox musical artist
Name = Porno para Ricardo
Background = group_or_band
Origin = Cuba
Genre = punk rock
Years_active = 1998-present
Label =
Associated_acts =
URL = [http://www.pornopararicardo.com/ www.pornopararicardo.com]
Current_members = Gorki Águila
Hebert Domínguez (bassist)
Ciro Díaz (lead guitarist)

Porno para Ricardo ( _en. Porn for Richard) is a Cuban punk rock band founded in 1998.

Their lyrics are mostly about sex, mind-breaking, drugs, street life, contemporary Cuban society, and harsh criticism of the Cuban government. Nostalgia for the USSR-times; and pornography, are recurrent topics as well.

The band's style is essentially oblivious and shallow; being fond of just having fun and playing on everything. Though, indeed, their songs sometimes result in serious and interesting works. Their lyrics are frequently very explicit.

Gorki Águila, the leader of the band, was arrested in August 2008 by the Cuban police with the charge of dangerousness, which allows them to detain people whom they think they are likely to commit crimes. The charge carries a penalty of up to four years in prison. [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7583775.stm "Leading Cuban musician arrested"] , "BBC", 27 August 2008]

He was eventually ordered to pay a $30 fine for the lesser offence of public disorder, after prosecutors dropped the more serious charge [cite web
url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/7589405.stm
title=Cuba punk rocker spared jail term
publisher=BBC News
date=Saturday, 30 August 2008
accessdate=2008-08-30
] following intense international pressure by the strong mediatic coverage received. This can be considered an unprecedented event in the Cuban jurisprudence, tightly controlled by the communist government and strenuously strict about the punishment given to independent journalists [cite web
url=http://www.rsf.org/rubrique.php3?id_rubrique=367
title=RSF - Updated information on imprisoned Cuban journalists
publisher=Reporters Without Borders
] and other dissident voices.

Discography

*"Rock para las masas cárnicas" ("Rock for meat masses"), featuring a version of the opening theme of a Soviet cartoon of the 1980s, of the story "The musicians of Bremen". The cartoon, and the original theme itself, was popular in Cuba; and is remembered by many of those who were born around the 1980s.
*"A mí no me gusta la política pero..." ("I don–t like politics, but...", possibly paraphrasing Marilyn Manson's "I don't like the drugs but the drugs like me");
*"Soy Porno, soy popular" ("I am porn, I am popular", resembling the slogan of the Cuban cigarette brand "Popular": "I am Cuban, I am Popular")

References

External links

* [http://www.pornopararicardo.com/ Official website]


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