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Milwaukee native produced Major Lazer in Cuba concert film, 'Give Me Future'

Give Me Future Major Lazer Cuba

Over year ago, President Obama eased restrictions on the embargo with Cuba.  This allow for many things including American bands playing in Cuba.  Last March, Diplo's Major Lazer became the first U.S. act to play in Havanasince 1962.  Milwaukee native Jack Turner help produced a new documentary on this historic concert called "Give Me Future."

Read more below.

Graduate of White Fish Bay High School, Jack Turner produced "Give Me Future" with Wesley Pentz(Diplo), and Jay Peterson.  The documentary follows Major Lazer to downtown Havana for a free concert. The historic concert drew close to a half a million fans. For those who aren't familar with Major Lazer, the group consists of producer Diplo, Walshy Fire (Jamaica) and Jillionaire (Trinidad).

 

Comprised of three dudes heavily influenced by Caribbean culture – south Florida born Diplo, Jamaican Walshy Fire, and Trinidadian Jillionaire
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2015 was a landmark year for superband Major Lazer. After topping the charts with their international hit single “Lean On,” the band staged a world tour, mounting elaborate shows not only in traditional destinations, but also in more challenging locations around the globe. The group furthered their mission with a free concert in the unlikeliest of venues - downtown Havana, Cuba, where no American band at the height of their fame had previously been allowed to perform. Without knowing whether anyone in the country even knew who they were, they hoped to reach a potential crowd of 50,000. After half a million exuberant fans showed up, music history was made on a massive scale.

Graduate of White Fish Bay High School, Jack Turner produced "Give Me Future" with Wesley Pentz(Diplo), and Jay Peterson.  The documentary follows Major Lazer to downtown Havana for a free concert. The historic concert drew close to a half a million fans. For those who aren't familiar with Major Lazer, the group consists of producer Diplo, Walshy Fire (Jamaica) and Jillionaire (Trinidad).  Major Lazer is known for hits like "Get Free," "Lean On," "Light it Up" and more.

"Give Me Future" is more than a concert film. It also takes a close look at youth culture in Cuba and how it is evolving due to changing political and social climate.

The film is screening at the SXSW Film festival this week.

HYFIN Program Director | Radio Milwaukee