Cafe Tacvba proves once again why they are so beloved in Mexico, in the U.S. and around the world. Their compassionate spirit is evident in their music and their actions. Less than a week after they were at the Las Lunas del Auditorio award show in Mexico, both as performers and winners, Cafe Tacvba took time to motivate, encourage, and inspire others.
Members of Cafe Tacvba met the refugee caravan in Mexico City to provide support and music.
Singer Rubén Albarrán and musician Emmanuel del Real met the asylum seekers, who were in Mexico City, at the Magdalena Mixhuca Sports City arena, to greet them and bring awareness to their needs.
Albarrán and del Real treated people from the caravan with acoustic performances.
— El Heraldo de México (@elheraldo_mx) November 7, 2018
Albarrán told reporters that he wanted to use their name as a band to bring awareness to the people traveling and to welcome them as they’ve been walking for so long.
“We want to wish them well, and to take care of them, protect them, and make sure they get to the destination they have chose to go to,” Albarrán said in Spanish.
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“We’re also hoping people open their hearts to them, and cheer them in their journey,” he said. Albarrán added that “there’s so much ignorance, and it’s important that we don’t criminalize them, or discriminate against them because we are all immigrants. There is no human being that is illegal. We have to remember that this could be us. You never know when we will need help to walk somewhere else, and leave behind a life with family and possessions. These people have suffered immensely.”
Albarrán also burned sage and asked for the asylum seeker’s protection.
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As he burned the sage he asked that the caravan would arrive to their destination safely, and also wished for all the kids to be safe and happy.
“I hope they eat healthy and not too much sugar,” he said. “Not junk food, but healthier foods.”
Here’s another cool performance from the duo.
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Albarrán took time to hear from the people and pose for pictures.
Albarrán’s humanization of the asylum seekers comes at time when the U.S. government continues to demonize the people seeking refuge from violence.