Last Sunday, the hugely popular Mexican Rock band Mana moved into politics. In a grassroots campaign event that added another big Latin music name to the Obama side, the famous Mexican group played some of their best songs in front of the crowd at the Desert Pines High School in Las Vegas. Besides this, Mana had the opportunity to openly talked with the President about a comprehensive immigration reform in the US.
In a recent interview for the Spanish newspaper El Pais, Mana’s lead singer Fher Olvera shared some details about the rationale behind the band’s decision to join the Obama campaign. “Is the only viable option to reach concrete solutions for those living, working and studying in the US without being born there,” said Olvera. Likewise, the President asked the band to help him build pressure so Congress can finally approve his immigration plan.
With nearly one month away left to decide the political future of the country, various Latin music stars have intensified their support on behalf of the Obama campaign. Besides Mana’s recent concert, Latin Pop icon Ricky Martin is currently featured in a new Spanish-language TV spot supporting the President’s re-election. All things considered, if the President gets his second term, the celebration will surely feature some good Latin music on it.
–Courtesy of About.com