If you look up the definition of a corrido, Google will tell you that it is a “ballad in a traditional Mexican style, typically having lyrics that narrate a historical event.” Key word here is “historical,” so if you hear those corridos that our parents played back in the day, you’d know what was going down in the Latino community during that time. Today, Latinos are going through a myriad complexities, and there’s a new generation of writers and performers that are singing about this crucial and terrifying time.
Meet brother and sister act Yaxeni y Ricardo who call themselves Los Luzeros De Rioverde. The siblings are a corrido band that is singing about the harsh times facing the community under the current administration.
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— Los Luzeros De Rioverde (@YaxeniYRicardo) July 18, 2018
These cute kids are Houston natives and while they look very young they are wise beyond their years.
In their short time as artists, they’ve already released three albums. Their latest is called “Con amor y sentimiento.”
All of their albums feature songs in both English and Spanish.
They’s performed for audiences at various venues, including in national tv for people like Steve Harvey.
— KPRC 2 Houston (@KPRC2) July 12, 2018
Yup, they were featured on “Little Big Shots.”
However, they’re latest corrido is causing big waves on the internet because it’s about deportation.
"SI ME DEPORTAN " Algo de lo que viene en nuestro tercer disco titulado Con Amor y Sentimiento Esperenlo Agosto 10 saldra ala Venta en todas laa tiendas Dijitales! (Primicia para Noticias Telemundo ) #simedeportan #conamorysentimiento #uaua #losluzerosderioverde #openupyourheartamerica #openupyourheart #letssingalltogether #telemundo
Posted by Yaxeni Y Ricardo Los Luzeros De Rioverde on Sunday, August 5, 2018
The song is called “Si me deportan” (“If I get deported”).
The brother and sister sing about the strict laws of the United States, and they sing through the point of view of their parents.
“What if they deport us with our kids/even though they were born in the United States,” the song begins.
“We are millions who live here illegally/but we came here to improve our lives/and even though they call us criminals, that will never get us down.”
The duo has been showered with praise and love for the song highlighting the terrifying situation so many people are experiencing right now.
In 2016, Yaxeni y Ricardo talked about being against deportation and the separation of families.
They released a song about deportation back then called “El Descendiente” (The Offspring).