Monday, October 2, 2023

Cuban reggaeton artists Charly and Johayron were attacked in Las Tunas

The Cuban urban music duo, composed of Carlos de Jesús Coronado Chirino (Charly) and Roberto Johayron Amores Rodríguez (Johayron), suffered attacks in Las Tunas when several fans threw stones at their team bus.

The event took place at the Antonio Curro Barrera Stadium in Chaparra, where the Cuban reggaeton artists were scheduled to give a concert. “Today at 10 p.m. we are in Las Tunas, we have all our equipment set up properly. “The person who collected the tickets and organized the entire concert here ran away and never showed up,” they explained on Instagram.

According to the musicians, they decided to go on stage despite the warnings of their managers “because the people who were there were not to blame.”

“When we arrived at the event they had knocked down the audio system with bottles and stones (…) We tried to make the statement but they never let us and someone who attended the event said the following words: “If our statement “It would do.” doesn’t suit them, they would “educate”. They threw a bottle at us and security escorted us out of the restaurant. And that’s where the whole catastrophe began,” they said.

According to the story, “The fans destroyed the bus in which we were all, breaking several instruments and injuring part of the musical team, including Johayron, in the eyes.”

“In our team there are women, there are fathers, there are mothers. We try to bring joy, dance and happiness. What we least expect is to be treated like this,” they wrote.


The Municipal Directorate of Culture of the Municipality of Jesús Menéndez, in LasTunas, has issued a statement in which it assures that, together with the music and entertainment marketing company “Barbarito Diez”, everything that happened in connection with the attack on the artists Charly & Yohayron and referred to that Event as “reprehensible because of its motives and consequences”.

However, they state that the Cuban musicians “announced a presentation at this location without having previously coordinated it or been engaged by relevant organizations, in violation of the regulations for this type of events.”

“As there were problems with paying for the activity, they decided to suspend it and withdraw it when the public was already waiting at the site for seven hours. This led to a regrettable act of social indiscipline as people attacked the artists, injuring two of them and the bus that transported them,” they further point out.

Although it may seem unbelievable, the text somehow justifies the attacks by suspending a concert that they consider “illegal”. It is also striking how some Cuban users, instead of making accusations of violence, focused on the cancellation of the concert.

“What they did was show a lack of respect for the people who paid dearly to be there. Plus they are nothing without the people because that is what makes them famous,” one person wrote.

“An hour late is a lot, seven! It’s too much and unbearable, especially early in the morning. I don’t know her, wow! But two Lucas awards don’t make them stars. The widespread shamelessness is damaging the soul of this country and appears to be an irreversible process. It is like a cancer destroying the nation. “Will someone do something one day?” said another user.

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