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2018-07-12T13:56:00Z
Video Title:
"I Am a Mexican (feat. Rick Treviño)" by Los Texmaniacs [Official Music Video]
Description:
Official video for "I Am a Mexican" performed by Los Texmaniacs, featuring country star Rick Treviño! Grammy award–winning Texas Mexican country singer-songwriter Rick Treviño interprets his own song. He wrote it in response to public rhetoric in the political arena that denigrated Mexicans. Couched in terms of a disparaging beloved, it points to the strong work ethic of Mexican people and their admiration for the opportunities of the United States. Says Treviño, “The origin [of the song] is from two places. Mainly it’s from being third generation Mexican American. . . . Second, since there’s such a heated conversation about undocumented immigrants, it just seems that the undocumented immigrant does not have a voice in this. The political rhetoric is pretty heated, and it just felt like this is what I wanted to say about undocumented immigration, and the song line that says, ‘A made-in-America man’ is the hook—‘I am a Mexican,’. . . so it’s just giving a voice to the voiceless, from my perspective. "Cruzando Borders" available here: https://folkways.si.edu/los-texmaniac... Los Texmaniacs Twitter: https://twitter.com/texmaniacs74 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/texmaniacs/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/texmaniacs/ Smithsonian Folkways: http://www.folkways.si.edu/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Folkways Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/smithsonianf... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/smithsonian... The content and comments posted here are subject to the Smithsonian Institution copyright and privacy policy (www.si.edu/copyright/). Smithsonian reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove any content at any time.
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15,639
Video Duration:
3 min 27 sec
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