Valenciaga Falsas and Dirti Lepra Showcase Urban Music’s Political Side

By 16 July, 2020

Coming out of Puente Alto on the south side of Santiago de Chile, an area infamous for its crime rate and celebrated for being one of the places to watch for the Chilean urban music scene, Valenciaga Falsas and Dirti Lepra are using trap, Dominican dembow and baile funk beats to expose social injustices and send a direct message to the rich and political classes.

On “Devuelvan Los Pe$o”, they ask for the people’s money back, from the state and the country’s richest, and from the cops and the military because of their well-known corruption cases. The video mixes scenes of marginalized neighborhoods with last year’s social unrest, that began on October 18.

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