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Who is Residente
Residente (born René Pérez Joglar; February 23, 1978) is a Puerto Rican rapper, writer, producer and co-founder of
the alternative rap group Calle 13. He has won 25 Grammy awards, the most Grammys ever awarded to a Latin artist.
He studied fine art for 8 years, before launching an independent career as a lyricist, performer and director of
many his own music videos. His lyrics have been lauded by critics and studied by academics at universities around
He is most recognised for his commitment to social justice, championing educational and native rights across Latin
America. In November 2015, Residente received the Nobel Peace Summit Award for his commitment to social awareness
and promoting peace. He has also served as the spokesperson for several UNICEF and Amnesty International campaigns.
Despite his success, Residente has never shied away from speaking his mind. In 2009, his work was notably censored
for 3 years after he called the governor of Puerto Rico a “SOB" for laying off more than 30,000 public employees.
What is Residente
These are not rules, we don’t believe in them. These are the beliefs that we aspire to.
We believe that art should constantly reinvent itself. When art becomes popular it must be abandoned, before
it becomes an obstacle for the creation of new art.
We believe that concepts are the souls of artistic ideas. It is vital for the concept behind each work to be
defined before any creative endeavour begins.
We believe that artists should document their creative process. Artistic growth can only come from
self-reflection and analysis of one's artistic record.
We believe that artists are a reflection of their environment. Art does not exist in
a vacuum, it must express itself in relation to the social circumstances that surround it.
We believe that artists should take risks and defend them through honesty. No criticism can threaten or deter
an honest, radical, artistic stance.
We believe that social art goes hand in hand with social militancy. Artists have the responsibility to speak
out through their work, artists have to power to effect social change.
We believe in conceptual art that is accessible. Art must be ambitious but not pretentious, it must reach as
large an audience as it possibly can.
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I am Residente. I decided to make music based on my DNA, so I traveled the world discovering sounds and uncovering stories. We are all Residents in the spaces that confine us. Only here, there are no borders.
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China is one of the most powerful and populated countries of the globe, with a rich
cultural history that spans millennia. However it struggles with a unique set of environmental, economic
and social issues that have left an indelible mark on Chinese society.
Despite being home to the world's largest population, China has only 8% of the planet’s arable land, and
7% of its water resources to supply 22% of its population.
Desertification and pollution are two of the major problems affecting the country, with 350 million
people who lack direct access to drinking water. These figures contrast with those of the Tibet region,
a country barely one quarter the size of China yet with 20 rivers and 1500 lakes.
China is the world's largest emitter of carbon dioxide produced by burning fossil fuels. Some studies
estimate that in certain areas of the country, breathing polluted air for a day is equivalent to smoking
up to 40 cigarettes per day.
One of its biggest challenges is fighting a huge economic inequality in a country which already has more
billionaires than the United States and where 1% of the population owns a third of the wealth of the
nation. Despite being the second world power, it is ranked 77 among 196 countries in terms of per capita
GDP, which is good indicator of living standards.
Beijing opera singer.
Walking the streets of Suzhou, the Venice of China.
Waiting outside a ‘massage’ shop, Sanlitun, Beijing.
China rates second in world economic power. Several indicators point to it exceeding
the United States by 2018. As Napoleon once said: "When China awakes, the world will tremble."
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With almost 1.4 billion inhabitants, China is the most populous country in the
world and third largest in area. China borders fourteen countries including Afghanistan, India, Russia,
Kazakhstan, North Korea, Mongolia, Pakistan and Vietnam. In comparison, the United States, only shares
borders with two countries. Its foreign policy and geostrategic relations are to a great extent
determined by China’s enormous 22,147 kilometers long frontier border and its proximity to unstable
territories which continues to fuel internal tensions.
China is also home to one of the world's most ancient and rich cultures. As part of China’s heritage and
cultural wealth, the Chinese opera, a name given to traditional theater in the country, represents one
of the most ancient dramatic arts in the world.
The theater synthesizes acting, acrobatics, martial arts, fine arts, music and poetry. The structure is
based on rhyming schemes and archetypal characters. Among these, Sheng is the male character, Chou is
the clown, and Dan is the female character, which for centuries was played exclusively by men since
women were denied any participation in the opera even as spectators.