As is customary at the end of the year, the former president of the United States, Barack Obama, published the lists that include his favorite movies, books and songs. On this occasion, the ex-president featured the songs “Pepas”, by Farruko, and “Volví”, a song in which the Puerto Rican Bad Bunny joined the Dominican Aventura.
“I always enjoy listening to a wide variety of music, so it’s no surprise that I’ve heard a bit of everything this year.”Obama wrote on his Instagram account.
In previous days, Obama also shared lists of his favorite books and movies.
Among the films, the musical about Hispanic immigration “West Side Story” stands out.
For some time now, the ex-president has published lists with cultural recommendations, both for literature and for film and music, which have become a New Year’s Eve tradition due to how well received his elections are usually.
Among his favorite films of 2021 is the new adaptation of “West Side Story,” directed by Steven Spielberg and produced by Rita Moreno, in which half the cast is Latino and most of the dialogue is in Spanish.
There are no more Hispanic films among the recommendations of Obama, who has noticed films from other countries such as the Japanese “Drive My Car”, based on a story by Haruki Murakami, or the Norwegian “The Worst Person in the World”.
The rest of the list includes the documentary “Summer of Soul”, which recalls the African American culture festival held in New York during the summer of 1969; the drama “Passing”, about racial segregation; and “Judas and the Black Messiah,” which recalls the murder of one of the leaders of the Black Panthers.
Oscar favorite “The Power of the Dog,” “Pig,” “The Card Counter,” “Old Henry,” “The Last Duel,” “The Tragedy of Macbeth,” “C’Mon C’Mon,” and “Quo Vadis, Aida” complete the selection.
Obama she also chose her favorite books of the year – including “Beautiful Country.”by Qian Julie Wang and “Harlem Shuffle” by Colson Whitehead.