Solidarity Rock is an artist run organization working to partner musicians, artists and creative people in Cuba, Canada and beyond.
From its inception in 2008 the organization has managed to overcome social, economic and political challenges to break down barriers between the alternative music scenes in Cuba and North America. Through cross cultural exchanges and capacity building campaigns Solidarity Rock managed to not only build and support a successful music scene in Cuba but has produced the first tours of alternative Cuban bands outside of Cuba. Most recently ARRABIO has been able to enter and perform in the United States, the first band of it’s kind to do so.
Solidarity Rock’s work serves as a blueprint for other burgeoning DIY music scenes around the world that face difficultly sharing their music and building their scene.
On Thursday, October 25, 2012 The Oral History Centre held a public interview with William Garcia and Drew McIntosh moderated by OHC Audio Technician Kent Davies.A podcast and video excerpts were created from the Oral History session produced by Kent Davies.