From Calle 13 to Residente: How René Pérez turns lyrics into history lessons

René Pérez Joglar, alias Residente, is on tour with his first solo album after leading the band Calle 13. His first single, “Somos anormales,” caused some controversy for showing a Black woman giving birth to fully grown people as a way to declare humankind’s origin in Africa. But he can care less about people’s discomfort, he cares about the authenticity of his art. Continue reading