RACE RELATIONS BLOG: Sunday, April 23, 2006

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Latino singers retool US National Anthem

Are you fucking kidding me? They changed the Star Spangeled Banner? What? Enough is enough. They have crossed the line this time. Do they think this will help there cause? By changing our fucking National Anthem!

NEW YORK — Mexican pop diva Gloria Trevi, Puerto Rican reggaeton Ivy Queen and Tito El Bambino and other Latino artists are recording a Spanish-language version of the U.S. national anthem in a show of support for migrants in the United States.

The Latino-oriented record label Urban Box Office (UBO) said Saturday it plans to release the new version of "The Star-Spangled Banner" to coincide with the U.S. Senate's debate on immigration legislation in the next few days.

Congressional debate over immigration bills proposing everything from toughened border security to the legalization of undocumented migrants in America have triggered huge demonstrations across the United States in recent weeks.

"We chose to re-record 'The Star-Spangled Banner' to show our solidarity with the undocumented immigrants and their quest for basic civil rights," UBO President Adam Kidron said in a news release.