Musicians at Latin Grammys tell viewers: ‘Don’t vote for racists’

21 Nov 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Famous Mexican musicians say ‘don’t vote for the racists’ like Donald Trump.

Two big-name musical acts urged audience members at this year’s Latin Grammys to vote against “racist” politicians, in an apparent shot across the bow at Donald Trump and other presidential candidates who have made disparaging remarks about Hispanic immigrants. The band Los Tigres del Norte finished a performance during the awards show, which aired Thursday night, by displaying a banner with the words, “Latinos unidos, no voten por los racistas,” which translates to “Latinos united, don’t vote for racists.” “This is how we can use our power. We have to exercise our right to vote, and vote for those who will give more quality [of life] to Latinos, to the candidates,” said lead singer Fher. “Use your strength, Latinos!” Donald Trump, the frontrunner in the Republican presidential primary, made headlines this summer when, while announcing his candidacy, he described Mexican immigrants as criminals and rapists. Los Tigres, Mexican immigrants based in San Jose, California, have over the past 50 years gained huge popularity on both sides of the border, singing about the harsh realities of love, immigration and the narcotics trade. Performing Los Tigres’ norteño anthem “Somos Más Americanos,” Maná and the band from San Jose, Calif. reaffirmed the fact that the Latino vote matters.

Beyond that, the message seemed to be one about using one’s vote wisely and the audience, standing throughout the entire performance, seemed to agree. So we are here to say, ‘If you can do it, think of those in need.’” “There are more than 50 million Latinos in the United States – it has the second highest number of Spanish-speaking people in the world, after Mexico.

Both bands have teamed up with the voter registration group Voto Latino to launch a registration effort called SomosMas2016.com, which went live during last night’s show. Vote for a human being who doesn’t discriminate; who is not racist, to put it bluntly.” The website somosmas2016.com, powered by Voto Latino voter mobilization org, went live simultaneously during the live performance.

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