Patria y Vida: A Conversation with Yotuel

Yotuel, the Latin Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter, sits down with Atlas Network’s Antonella Marty to talk about his hit song, Patria y Vida and what it means to the people of Cuba. Created to combat the iconic slogan of Fidel Castro, “patria o muerte” meaning “homeland or death,” it became the protest anthem that galvanized oppressed Cubans to take to the streets in protest in the summer of 2021. Yotuel’s song symbolizes the humanity in us all. Patria y Vida stands for freedom—freedom to choose, freedom to question, freedom to live life as you see fit. Yotuel recounts stories of artists currently imprisoned in Cuba for spreading these ideas of freedom, and he tells his personal story of growing up in Cuba and how he overcame the indoctrination ingrained in him since childhood.

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Matt Kibbe

Matt Kibbe is President at Free the People, an educational foundation using video storytelling to turn on the next generation to the values of personal liberty and peaceful cooperation. He is also co-founder and partner at Fight the Power Productions, a video and strategic communications company. Kibbe is the host of BlazeTV’s Kibbe on Liberty, a popular podcast that insists that you think for yourself.

Dubbed “the scribe” by the New York Daily News, Kibbe is the author three books, most recently the #2 New York Times bestseller Don’t Hurt People and Don’t Take Their Stuff: A Libertarian Manifesto.

He was senior advisor for a Rand Paul Presidential Super PAC in 2016, and later co-founded AlternativePAC to promote libertarian values.

In 2004 Kibbe founded FreedomWorks, a national grassroots advocacy organization, and served as President until his departure in 2015. Steve Forbes said: “Kibbe has been to FreedomWorks what Steve Jobs was to Apple.”

An economist by training, Kibbe did graduate work at George Mason University and received his B.A. from Grove City College. He serves at the whim of his awesome wife Terry, and their three objectivist cats, Roark, Ragnar and Rearden. Kibbe is a fanatical DeadHead, drinker of craft beer and whisky, and collector of obscure books on Austrian economics.

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