Es 'Nuestro Himno,' Senor Presidente
Pro-immigration forces are planning nationwide rallies this Monday have a new solidarity song, "Nuestro Himno"--a Spanish-language take on the "Star-Spangled Banner."
The brainchild of British producer Adam Kidron, president of the label Urban Box Office, the remix features Wyclef Jean, Pitbull, Carlos Ponce, Ivy Queen, and Gloria Trevi.
Released today, "Our Anthem"--as it's called in Englishis already provoking harsh criticism. Conservative bloggers have decried it as "the Illegal Alien Anthem" and President Bush told reporters how "The Star-Spangled Banner" should be sung:
"The national anthem ought to be sung in English. And I think people who want to be citizens of this country ought to learn it in English. They ought to learn to sing the national anthem in English."
Bush's advice about the national anthem could be drowned out. Kidrons label has asked Latino radio stations across the U.S. to play "Nuestro Himno" at 7 p.m. Eastern today. Or you can hear it for yourself now.
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you’ll never miss Village Voice's biggest stories.
- We Found the Most Fascinating (and Depressing) Site on the Internet
Sat., Nov. 28, 8:00pm
Sun., Nov. 29, 9:45am
Sun., Nov. 29, 10:00am
Sun., Nov. 29, 12:00pm
- This Brooklyn Local is Making a Web Series about Growing Weed
- New York City's Food Pantries Are Struggling to Keep Up With a Growing Demand For Meals