Reminder: Arizona Tequila Party Immigration Concert and CD Release Party Tonight! (Latin Music Revolution)by Dee Dee Garcia Blase on Apr. 05, 2013, under Chicano art, Cultura, Culture, female-led political movement, Hispanic Latino Vote, Independent voters, Jewish and Chicano Rapport, Legal Immigration Reform, Mexican Music, Mexican-American / Chicano political activism, music and culture, Poetry, Women Voters
Two years ago this month, our infamous Governor Jan Brewer signed SB 1070 – a bill that targets Mexican-Americans, Latinos and immigrants. When our Governor was asked: “What does an immigrant look like?” She had no answers … but the rest of us knew that this was the ousted Sen. Russell Pearce’s evil idea. In fact, it was Pearce who stated he wanted to bring back “Operation Wetback” because he felt it was a good program even though we told Pearce that term was defamatory and demeaning.
As a result of Brewer signing that horrendous and draconian law a couple of years ago, we believed in using Arizona as a launch pad to create a Spanish and English CD from artists across the country addressing the need for fixing the broken immigration system. Indeed we support a legal and humane immigration plan.
We believe in communicating through art and music. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow once penned: “Music is the universal language of mankind — poetry their universal pastime and delight.” Our goal is to communicate through music with regard to the humanitarian aspect of immigration. Mexicans and other immigrants are not asking for a handout – they are seeking earned legal immigration reform. Chicanos and American citizens are here to push the American Dream, and we know that when our Nation continues to be a Beacon and a light to the Globe – blessings come our way.
The launch of our Tequila CD will take place on April 5, 2012. We will be having a concert to promote our CD in the heart of where the draconian anti-immigrant law originated.
Date: Friday, April 5, 2013
Time: 7:00 pm
For more information contact 480-200-3748
The Tequila CD consists of music created by new emerging Latino artists and poets across the country. Throughout 2011 & 2012 the National Tequila Party Movement visited universities and cities in an effort to help get out the Latino vote pushing support for pro immigrant politicians. We hosted tequila party rallies (countering the extremist tea party movement) in states such as Arizona, Nebraska, Kansas, Nevada, Texas, Florida, New York, Indiana, Michigan, and more. New emerging Latino artists performed at our tequila rallies and created songs with regard to the immigration movement.
A portion of our CD sales will go to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students since they have to approximately $575.00 for documentation fees + attorney fees, and the other portion of our CD sales will go to Mexican-American artists who helped contribute their talents to this important message.