La Santa Cecilia’s ‘México Americano’ Is The Anthem For All American Latinos Who Love Their Whole Identity
“Por mi madre yo soy Mexicano / Por destino soy Americano.”
La Santa Cecilia has never shied away from examining the complex duality of being a Latino and American. The Los Angeles band has released songs that deal with the fear of Immigration and Customs Enforcement in the immigrant community (“Ice, El Hielo“) and they’ve also covered some of the songs that you probably heard your parents listening to as you were growing up. With “México Americano,” La Santa Cecilia celebrates all the things that make Mexican-Americans who they are. For all the non-Mexicans out there, it is really simple to relate, especially if you’ve ever felt like you’ve lived between two worlds. This song is about loving all the different things that make you a unique and multicultural person. As they say in the song: “Dos idiomas y dos piases / Dos culturas tengo yo / En mi suerte tengo orgullo / Porque así lo manda Díos.” “Two languages and two countries / I have two cultures / Luckily I have my pride / Because that is what God commands.”
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