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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Latino's sing their American Patriotic Pride

David Damian Figueroa

I'm so proud of my friend David Damian Figueroa!  Not only is he MALDEF's Vice President of Strategic Development and Communications, and darn good at it darn it, he is also Eva Longoria's BFF (hello?? who wouldn't want to be in his shoes!!) but now he's singing (who knew he could sing!)  Phew!  You tired yet David Damian? 

Album Cover

This go-getter is a featured vocalist on  "America, Our Home" by the group Ronstadt Generations, who released their album earlier this month.

Here's the COOL skinny on the album -  "AMERICA, OUR HOME" is a collection of patriotic songs expressing Latino pride in America, with part of the proceeds to benefit MALDEF. 

All the songs are all performed in English and infused with Mexican musical styles such as bolero, cumbia and son jarocho.  Sounds fun huh?  Maybe you'll want to shake your bon bon and take a listen to excerpts here!audio/cemg.

But why just listen to the excerpts when you can buuuuy the album via digital download here and remember a portion of the proceeds benefit MALDEF.  Sounds like a twofer to me!

Ronstadt Generations

What I personally like is that Ronstadt Generations wanted to express the ongoing pride of the Latino community in the United States, which is something I am completely on board with and something you don't usually hear much about on the news or elsewhere.

Another cool tid bit is that the song arrangements were developed under the musical leadership of Michael J. Ronstadt, the younger brother of famed recording artist Linda Ronstadt.  Remember her??  Oh yeah you's like 'You're No Good', 'Blue Bayou' (one of my favs), 'Don't Know Much'.  So you know this is album is gonna be good, heck all those genius musical genes run in the family!


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