Sunday, April 20, 2008

"The Anthem"

Pit bull’s “The Anthem” is an excellent example of an American twist on traditional Spanish music. As he states at the beginning, everyone knows this song, “your mother, your father, your abuelo, your abuela.” He took some of the origianl lyrics, like “Mami que sera lo que quiere el negro” and “Mami el negro esta rabioso,” and put a new spin on them. Some may think that the remix is poorly done but others like it because it reminds them of all the family parties (bodas and quinceaneras) where they would always hear this song. Chicanos and Latinos are extremely patriotic to their native countries but often when they visit their countries they don’t feel as if they belong. It is understandable that they would mix their old culture into their lives here in the U.S. There is a struggle for Chicanos and Latinos to find a place of their own and this has created a new culture. A mix of their parents traditions and there lies here in the United States. Everyone wants to belong to a group, to have an identity of their own, this desire has inspired this music style.

Here is the link if you would like to listen to the song

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