Source: Rolling Stone
One of Cuba’s only heavy metal bands, Zeus grapples with shifting cultural tides in the teaser for the upcoming documentary, “Los Ultimos Frikis.”
Zeus formed in Havana during the 1980s when rock music was considered a capitalist threat and was effectively illegal inside Cuba.
It was common for “frikis” — or “freaks” — to be thrown in jail, and Zeus frontman Diony Arce spent six years in prison during the height of the band’s career.
In recent years, however, Cuba’s government has embraced Zeus. The Ministry of Culture’s Agency of Rock now pays the band’s salaries and recently granted them permission to tour Cuba for the first time in their career.
Directed by Nicholas Brennan, who spent ten years with the band, “Los Ultimos Frikis” is centered around that tour.
But what should be a triumphant run for the long-ignored band instead forces them to confront their place in contemporary Cuban culture — as the outside world begins to filter in, and a younger generation embraces different styles of music.
“Los Ultimos Frikis” will make its world premiere on November 10 at DOC NYC.
Read the story at Rolling Stone.
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