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Thu Feb 28, 2019, 05:49 PM

SPLC and Latin GRAMMY Award-winning band release song that teaches immigrants their rights

https://www.splcenter.org/news/2019/02/22/splc-and-latin-grammy-award-winning-band-release-song-teaches-immigrants-their-rights


​The SPLC and the Latin GRAMMY Award-winning band Flor De Toloache launched a new song today whose lyrics teach immigrants about the rights they can exercise when interacting with law enforcement and immigration authorities.

The single, “El corrido de David y Goliat” – out now on Chulo Records – is available on all digital streaming platforms and for sale on iTunes. The video can be seen on the SPLC’s YouTube channel.



It’s the first release of the Immigrant Songs Initiative, which aims to reach immigrants who have little access to legal information. The song is being played on broadcast radio, with distribution tailored to focus on regions with high immigrant populations.

“Knowledge is power – the power to remain free and safe,” said Mary Bauer, director of the SPLC’s Immigrant Justice Project. “This incredible song by Flor de Toloache has the potential to empower a lot of immigrants in a creative way. We’ve seen too many cases where immigration officials have illegally and unfairly apprehended immigrants, disregarding their basic human rights. The more people know about their rights, the better.”

The song is a corrido, part of a popular narrative music genre that talks about oppression, the daily lives of poor people, and other socially relevant topics. Many corrido stories relate to the lives of people living near the border who deal with fear and abuse every day.

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Thu Feb 28, 2019, 05:54 PM

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