Watch a documentary made before his death : WE ARE ALL WARRIORS
After 5 years of his sudden death Abraham Bojórquez, part of the group Ukamau y Ke!, will be the centre of a new Documentary portraying his life and the Hip-Hop movement in Bolivia.
The Aymaran poet
In each of his songs, Abraham proudly referred to his roots, he was the son of migrants peasants. “We have to be proud of our identity that is what we are “. Abraham’s life was not easy as his lyrics tell:
” Without father without mother / this life saw me grow up fatherless motherless / he caught the hip hop / I grew in this neighbourhood / this is my stage / where all the warriors survive daily / where evil seems to be stronger than the reality / and you know / as many as you want to escape grab some alcohol and lose control / pass the effect everything gets worse. ”
Abraham also recounted his experience as an immigrant . When he was 11 he emigrated to Sao Paulo , Brazil. He worked in sewing factories and learned hip hop in the Brazilian favelas.
” I have a job / they keep selling me / the American dream and the European / Many already want to go from here / others pass and others die / by stepping in Yankee land . ”
Upon returning to Bolivia , the first thing he did was to share Abraham hip hop with his cousins and then with friends, he decided to create Ukamau y ké , saying he identifies himself with the name meaning ” That’s and what!?”
Upcoming Documentary by Productotra:
TEASER DOCUMENTAL UKAMAUYKE from Productotra on Vimeo.
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