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Latino Activists Record US anthem in Spanish?

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posted on Apr, 23 2006 @ 11:40 AM
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Latin recording studios (Urban Box Office) plans on releasing their version of the US anthem with a "Latin Rhythm" on Monday. They are going to call it "Nuestro Himno" or "Our Anthem."



BuffaloNews.com

Mexican pop diva Gloria Trevi, Puerto Rican reggaeton star Don Omar and other Latino artists have recorded a bilingual version of "The Star-Spangled Banner" in a show of support for migrants in the United States.
The Latino-oriented record label Urban Box Office (UBO) said Friday it will put the new Spanish-English version of the U.S. national anthem on the market Monday to coincide with the U.S. Senate's restarting debate on immigration legislation.

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The recording, dubbed "Nuestro Himno" or "Our Anthem," is set to "urban Latino rhythms" but respects the song's traditional structure, UBO said in a news release. Each artist decided whether to sing in Spanish or English.



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I think this is going overboard and is very disrespectful of the US Anthem.

I checked the laws and all I could find was proper etiquette while it is played and yes we do have free speech but I think this is going too far and hope it back fires on them big time.

What do you think?




posted on Apr, 23 2006 @ 11:52 AM
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Got a problem with freedom of speech?



posted on Apr, 23 2006 @ 11:55 AM
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Originally posted by Nerdling
Got a problem with freedom of speech?



No not at all. I do however have a problem with their playing it to a Latin rhythm/beat


It would be completely different if they just made a Spanish translation like the French did with O Canada but that is not the case and even the French did not change the beat of their anthem.

[edit on 4/23/2006 by shots]



posted on Apr, 23 2006 @ 11:58 AM
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I wish Spanish-speaking immigrants to the U.S. mainland would all learn English, but I've got no problem with this, especially since this is coming from Puerto Rico, an unincorporated U.S. territory that is mainly Spanish speaking.



posted on Apr, 23 2006 @ 11:59 AM
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Im all for freedom of speech but I honestly dont know how people expect Americans to accept them as fellow Americans when they are waving Mexican flags and producing "Latino versions" of the US National Anthem.

Heres a bit of advice- If you want people to treat you like Americans atleast try to act like Americans alittle.

I wish I could remember what Carlos Mencia said about this very same thing its was funny and true.



posted on Apr, 23 2006 @ 12:02 PM
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It's freedom of speech.

You either support it or you don't.




posted on Apr, 23 2006 @ 12:08 PM
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Originally posted by shots

Originally posted by Nerdling
Got a problem with freedom of speech?



No not at all.


I believe he has a problem with "Freedom of Beat".


Nerdling you are right! Freedom of Speech is especially important for the things we don't necessarily like to hear! You either support it or you don't!



posted on Apr, 23 2006 @ 12:08 PM
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My support of freedom of speech has nothing to do with if I thinks its moronic to wave Mexican Flags at protest were Mexicans are trying to show that they are Americans too.

I also think Nazis should be allowed to protest but still think their message is moronic aswell. You dont have to support the message of a group, or agree with how smart a way they express that message to agree with freedom of speech itself.



posted on Apr, 23 2006 @ 12:12 PM
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I hated the Macarena too, but I didn't blame the Mexicans



posted on Apr, 23 2006 @ 12:14 PM
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Originally posted by ShadowXIX
I wish I could remember what Carlos Mencia said about this very same thing its was funny and true.


Carlos Mencia Video

Click on the Immigration video.



posted on Apr, 23 2006 @ 12:17 PM
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Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic


Carlos Mencia Video

Click on the Immigration video.


Ah thank you so much Benevolent Heretic


Thats the point im trying to make and I agree with Carlos 100% on this issue.



posted on Apr, 23 2006 @ 12:25 PM
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I usually agree with the Ideas that we need to slow the flow into America down, get the Illegals under SOME kind of control, English for everyone, etc.

But I honestly dont see the problem with this, but I am old enough to remember Jimi Hendrix's rendition of the Star Spangled banner..........LOL



posted on Apr, 23 2006 @ 12:29 PM
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I agree with Carlos, too. I totally support the people's right to make this song, make a CD, make money from it, whatever (or carry the Mexican Flag).

AND, don't be too shocked to find that not everyone is going to happily join in and sing along.



posted on Apr, 23 2006 @ 12:30 PM
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Originally posted by Amuk
I am old enough to remember Jimi Hendrix's rendition of the Star Spangled banner..........LOL


Exactly! And man... that was beautiful!



posted on Apr, 23 2006 @ 12:33 PM
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Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic


Carlos Mencia Video

Click on the Immigration video.


Now that was cute. I love his Act on TV because he tells it like it really is.

I would assume Jay Leno and others will give their take on this issue tomorrow nite. I have nothing wrong with singing in Spanish it is just changing the beat.

Imagine what the Brits would do if Spanish immigrants wrote their version of God Save the Queen with a Latin tempo/beat?



posted on Apr, 23 2006 @ 12:36 PM
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Originally posted by Amuk
I usually agree with the Ideas that we need to slow the flow into America down, get the Illegals under SOME kind of control, English for everyone, etc.

But I honestly dont see the problem with this, but I am old enough to remember Jimi Hendrix's rendition of the Star Spangled banner..........LOL


Amuk, you beat me to it. I was thinking the same thing. BTW I love Hendrix's version.

How many Americans actually know the words to the Star Spangled Banner? At least when they learn to speak english, they'll be able to actually sing it instead of mubling through the words.

And speaking of a different version, watch the begining of any major sport event. Ninety percent of the time, you'll hear some artist's own interpretaion of how THEY think it should be sung.

So they're singing it in spanish with a latin beat, big deal. Why not put that energy into something that really matters.



posted on Apr, 24 2006 @ 08:53 AM
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I think this is going overboard and is very disrespectful of the US Anthem.


???


Why is it disrespectful? It seems like they actually like it and want to enjoy it.



posted on Apr, 24 2006 @ 09:43 AM
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Originally posted by Nygdan
Why is it disrespectful? It seems like they actually like it and want to enjoy it.



Why?

I just find it in very bad taste that's why. In my mind you do not go around and more or less mock the national song of any country, let alone start calling it "Our Anthem," knowing that it is the anthem of the United States. Hell some are not even citizens so how can it be their anthem?


Let me ask you this? Would you go into the UK and mock God Save the Queen or disrespect it in any way? My guess if you did the Brits would string you up in an instant because they do not like it when you make fun of the queen in any way.

Also I am willing to bet you are going to see a few of them carrying a Meixcan flag while singing it which will make it even worse yet.

Stay tuned; next weeks headlines will Read Mexican Invades the US



posted on Apr, 24 2006 @ 10:04 AM
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I'm working on a hard core/punk/heavy metal version of the "Mexican Hat Dance" with my band.
We've stripped all Latin sound out of it. Sounds much better than the original ever did.
We've changed the name too. It's now called "The Illegal Immigrant Hat Dance"

[edit on 24-4-2006 by zerotolerance]



posted on Apr, 24 2006 @ 10:29 AM
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Originally posted by shots
In my mind you do not go around and more or less mock the national song of any country


But how are they 'more or less' mocking it exactly?

They're not showing their asses while they sing it. They're not burning the constitution while they sing it. And if these guys are 'mocking' the song, what exactly do you call what Hendrix did to it?

Gloria Trevi and Don Omar, who are recording this song are like Shakira, Penelope Cruz, Enrique Iglesias, Ricky Martin. They are Latino artist who now spend time in the US and record bilingually.

I will say that I DO have a problem with the intention of this recording, in that they're doing it "to show our solidarity with the undocumented migrants", meaning illegal immigrants. But these artists have every right to do this recording. Don't you agree?

zerotolerance - I cannot wait to hear your song!



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