Dangerous Bunny Is Breaking The Web With His Docu-Music Video For “El Apagón”


As one of many largest stars on this planet, Dangerous Bunny continues to make use of his large platform for good. He premiered the music video for “El Apagón” right now (Sept. 16), which features a documentary on the struggles the Puerto Rican individuals at present face on the island.

The music movies from Dangerous Bunny’s Un Verano Sin Ti are nonetheless rolling out. Just lately, he dropped the Elvis Crespo-inspired visible for “Neverita” and the movies for his monster hits “Me Porto Bonito” and “Tití Me Preguntó.” Now, the political home music-infused “El Apagón” is subsequent in line.

“El Apagón” is a Puerto Rican anthem. With the tune each celebrating the tradition of his individuals and critiquing fashionable colonialism, he’s utilizing the music video to place extra eyes on what’s happening on the island. Within the precise music video, Dangerous Bunny leads a celebration within the streets of Puerto Rico. Within the photographs of Benito, the Puerto Rican flag is a sky blue coloration, which is a pro-Independence variation of the flag.

Following the music video, there’s a nearly-20-minute documentary titled “Aquí Vive Gente” by Puerto Rican journalist Bianca Graulau. The documentary covers the displacement of Puerto Ricans on the island, specializing in how neighborhoods have change into gentrified below Act 20 and 22.

Total, the response by Puerto Rican of us on-line is that non-Puerto Rican individuals ought to watch the documentary to study concerning the injustices occurring on the island. On Twitter, one fan wrote, “When you’re a fan of Dangerous Bunny however don’t care about what’s happening in Puerto Rico, you’re a f**king fraud and a part of the issue even if you happen to’re one other latinx individual.” Refinery29 vogue author Frances Solá-Santiago added, “Dangerous Bunny continues to cede his platform to points in Puerto Rico. […] A mis amigues no-puertorriqueñes, este video es lectura asignada.”


This previous week, Dangerous Bunny’s Un Verano Sin Ti album returned to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. The LP grew to become the first in historical past to spend its first 18 weeks on the chart inside the prime two spots.

Watch the music video for “El Apagón” and the next documentary under. 



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