Everyone is asking us about the song which The New Cuba collective made for Showtimes’ (House of Lies) new episode filmed in Cuba, a remix made by our main man, Edgaro Productor en Jefe. Click above to hear the full track on Soundcloud.
It was a historic production because it was the first time a US Scripted TV show was granted permission to shoot in Cuba by the US State Department. The production was also greeted with warmth by the Cuban State who equally contributed production assistants, producers, actors, and extras — a true collaboration after so many years of cultural divorce between both nations. Watch the final episode of Season 5 to see it.
(Septeto Habanero & House of Lies Creator Matt Carnahan walking off the right side)
The track is a remix of a classic Cuban song “Casa de Chableta” performed by Septeto Habanero. The original plays throughout the episode as they enter Cuba. At the end of the episode, the characters hit a 2.0 moment in their life (no spoiler alerts) which is precisely when the party remix cues in. The local rappers spittin’ verses on top are Charly “Mucha Rima” and Ethian “Brebaje Man”.
(House of Lies set in Havana)
Congrats to the whole Showtime team.
We had a ball dancing on set that night. Come again!
(Photos by: Jauretsi)