Billboard magazine reported on Thursday September 10th that Grammy-winning producer/musician Emilio Estefan has signed up a group of stars and famous friends — including his Grammy-winning wife Gloria Estefan, Shakira, Carlos Santana, Thalia, Pepe Aguilar and Haitian rapper Wyclef Jean — to record a song aimed at combating a wave of anti-Mexican rhetoric sparked earlier this summer by Donald Trump, the real-estate mogul-turned-Republican presidential frontrunner.
Estefan, 62, told Billboard he reached his fed-up point after listening to a TV pundit/talking head say “false and vindictive anti-Latin statements on TV.”
Thus was born the idea for recording We’re All Mexican, which Estefan describes as a musical “celebration of Hispanics and our accomplishments.” The track, to be released later in September, will also include reggaeton singer Wisin, radio personality Enrique Santos, and the Spanish-American chef José Andrés, most of whom will be rapping on the record.
The Estefans and Santos are Cuban Americans, born in Cuba. Santos is Cuban American born in Chicago. Shakira was born in Colombia and is part Lebanese. Wisin is Puerto Rican American born on the island. Santana and Thalia were born in Mexico, and Aguilar is Mexican American born in Texas. Jean was born in Haiti. Andrés was born in Spain.
At his campaign kickoff announcement in June, Trump specifically railed against Mexico and Mexicans, promising to build a giant wall at the border and make Mexico pay for it because, he claimed, Mexico is “sending” criminals, rapists and drug dealers, plus “some” good people, to the USA.
Since then, the rhetoric from him and his growing base of supporters has grown hotter; at one point last month, Trump angrily threw Fusion anchor Jorge Ramos out of a press conference as a Trump supporter sneered at him, “Get out of my country!” Ramos is an American citizen born in Mexico.
“There’s a message being sent out to the world where people are giving opinions that are plain wrong,” says Estefan, who has won 19 Grammy awards. “We need to lift up our pride and show the world what we’re doing.”
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