In pictures: Cuban rap

Earlier this year the curtain fell on nearly half a century of Fidel Castros rule. The Cuba he bequeathed to his younger brother Raul is economically crippled and its people are hungry for change.

The revolution has lost the loyalty of many young Cubans, and the discontent - that many dare only whisper about - is being voiced by a number of rappers.

Their music can be heard emanating from crumbling tenements, but it is harder than ever for these rappers to find a stage.

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