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A Mariachi Sang “Amor Eterno” During A Vigil In El Paso, And Latinos Could Not Hold Back Their Tears

There’s always that one song that no matter how you’re feeling or where you are, it stops you in your tracks and completely washes over your body. That’s what “Amor Eterno” by Rocío Dúrcal and Juan Gabriel means to the Latinx, particularly the Mexican, community. The song gets most people bawling even before it gets to the chorus. “Tú eres la tristeza de mis ojos. Que lloran en silencio por tu amor.” 

It’s one of the most heartfelt songs that celebrates our highs and lows. While “Amor Eterno” can be played anywhere, it’s most commonly sung at funerals to represent the last goodbye.

Following the massacre that took place in El Paso on August 3, 2019, this song resonates even deeper with the Latinx community.

“Amor Eterno” has become an anthem amid the recent mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, that has left at least 22 victims dead.

 On Sunday, journalist Angélica M. Casas shared a heartfelt video of a mariachi singing the ballad during a large scale vigil honoring the fallen victims of the shooting. 

“If you come from a Mexican family, you know this song. It’s usually sung at funerals as a last goodbye. It ends with the promise that one day we will reunite,” Casas wrote in her tweet. 

A Twitter user replied to Casas’ original tweet saying they are heartbroken every time they hear this song.

“But what do hateful racists know about our great heritage/spirituality/love of God,” the Twitter user said. 

Another user, @IrmaFernandez, said she only managed to watch a couple of seconds before she had to stop because she couldn’t hold back the tears.

This song holds so much meaning that many can’t listen without feeling emotional.

Other folks in El Paso, Texas were also remembering the victims by singing the same song. 

In a smaller vigil on the same day, a journalist from Univision shared a video of a young woman singing “Amor Eterno” at just a couple feet from the Walmart where the shooting took place.

“No hay canción que llegue más en estos momentos. Esta joven canta ‘Amor Eterno’ a solo pasos de la tienda Walmart donde fueron asesinadas 20 personas,” writes Silvia in the tweet. 

On August 3, dozens of Juarez residents attended a vigil to support the victims of the Cielo Vista Walmart shooting. 

According to KTSM, community members came together, holding candles, cell phones, and signs to stand in solidarity with those who lost their lives.

“Two people, from two countries, speaking two languages—united, not divided, by our border. Together, we form a whole far greater than the sum of our parts: a community I’m so proud to call home,” wrote Beto O’Rourke of the vigil on Twitter. 

Many people on Twitter also shared their own images of vigils throughout Texas and what “Amor Eterno” means to them during these times. 

He said he had no words to explain how they felt when listening to “Amor Eterno.” 

Another Twitter user said they get goosebumps listening to both the Juan Gabriel or Rocío Dúrcal rendition of the song.

“Amor Eterno is one of the most heart-rending songs ever written, and masterfully clothes the profound sadness of losing a loved one with high artistry,” @meesposito said on Twitter

One woman on Twitter applauded the singer for not breaking down while singing “Amor Eterno.”

“I just cried clicking play,” she tweeted. 

Others also held vigils in other places throughout the country. 

AJ+ tweeted that hundreds held a vigil outside NRA headquarters in Virginia to honor the 31 people killed in Ohio and Texas over the weekend.

Last night, another vigil took place in New York and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was in attendance.

The vigil took place at Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn right now. 

On August 3, protestors held a silent vigil outside of the White House to demand action after the mass shootings that took place this past weekend.

RAICES Texas also urged folks from across the country to hold vigils to remember the victims of El Paso. 

“If you don’t see a vigil in your city, sign up to be a host. Now more than ever we need all of us to stand up against #WhiteSupremacy and the #WhiteSupremacistInChief!,” RAICES tweeted. 

READ: ‘Amor Eterno’ Has Been The Song I Carry With Me In Love And Loss

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Bolero Meets The Modern Club in Los Rivera Destino’s New Single “Castigo” with Pedro Capó

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Bolero Meets The Modern Club in Los Rivera Destino’s New Single “Castigo” with Pedro Capó

Puerto Rican band Los Rivera Destino are back with their new single “Castigo” featuring Pedro Capó. The song is the first single from their long awaited album which is due to be released this summer.

Castigo” is the best of both worlds: fusing Bolero and Dembow, creating a fresh take on songs we would listen to at the club.

We had the chance to interview Los Rivera Destino for Latido Music by mitú, and they talked about filming the music video, songs that they would like to see with Bolero covers, working with Bad Bunny again, and more.

Check out our interview below:

Watch the music video below:

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Dimelo Flow Talks Career Beginnings, Working With Sech, Daddy Yankee and Representing Panamá at The Global Music Stage

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Dimelo Flow Talks Career Beginnings, Working With Sech, Daddy Yankee and Representing Panamá at The Global Music Stage

Welcome to Spotlight, where we do a deep dive in the careers of artists, producers, songwriters and more people making an impact in the Latin music industry.

Dimelo Flow, the Panamanian producer behind hits like “Relación Remix” and “Otro Trago“, talked to us about how he started off as a basketball prospect turned club DJ, and how his love for music led him to become a producer. Now he’s not only working with the biggest names in Reggaeton like Daddy Yankee, J Balvin, and Bad Bunny, but has his sights on making global records and putting Panamá on the map.

Watch the full interview below:

During our Spotlight interview, Dimelo also talked to us about his creative process, knowing exactly how to craft the perfect remix and where to locate each artist to create the perfect synergy on a track.

Dimelo also touched on reinventing his sound and collaborating with fellow Panamian artist Sech for his upcoming album ‘42.’

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The Avengers project cemented Dimelo Flow, Sech, Dalex, Justin Quiles, Feid and Lenny Tavarez as a force in reggaeton and took their careers to new heights. Dimelo said that they are already working on a follow-up to The Academy.

He talked to us about sliding into Tyga’s DM’s and now he wants to produce for mainstream artists, naming his dream collabs to work with Post Malone, Drake, and Travis Scott.

READ: Run Away From That Toxic Relationship with Dalex’s New Single “Feeling”

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