Whether it’s Puerto Rico, Cuba, Mexico, the city of Houston, Texas, or the recent mass shooting in Las Vegas, these past couple of weeks have not been easy for anyone. Our friends and families across Latin America have been hit with Hurricanes and earthquakes and many are still without electricity and running water.
On top of the recent events, we also have a president in office who continues to humiliate our countries of origin with his ignorance and blatant disrespect.
But as we continue to withstand disaster after disaster, we need to also remind ourselves that music has always helped us get through challenging moments. As a result, we decided to put together a playlist here at mitú with a few Puerto Rican, Cuban, and Mexican (and Mexican-American) artists whose songs have brought us joy and reminded us that we are capable of enduring any amount of tragedy and loss.
We hope these seven songs bring you as much life as they did for us while we were curating them.
Yo Vivire by Celia Cruz
If I Was President by Las Cafeteras
Credit: Las Cafeteras/Youtube
Latino America by Calle 13
Credit: Calle 13/Youtube
Jefe De Jefes by Los Tigres Del Norte
Credit: Los Tigres Del Norte/Youtube
Mi Gente by Hector Lavoe
Credit: Fania All Stars/Youtube
El Rey by Vicente Fernandez
Credit: Vicente Fernandez/Youtube
Lejos De Ti – Angel Canales
Credit: Fania Records/Youtube
Las Caras Lindas by Ismael Rivera
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