Local Punk Rock Band Guajiro Release an Ode to Obama
Miami/Hialeah punk stalwarts Guajiro are never ones to shy away from a little controversy.
The band's affable frontman, Will Lopez, has been talking for months about recording a pro-Obama song because he feels like no other local acts are doing anything to get people stirred up for the presidential race.
Lopez probably couldn't care less what your political party affiliation is, he just wants to see some signs of life from local bands that they actually care about the upcoming elections.
So as of yesterday, Guajiro released a brand new song, “Ole, Latins for Hope – Si Se Puede,” hoping that, not only will it make a difference, but that other musicians, local and beyond, will follow suit.
Part of the band's decision to do this is because they're primarily a Latin band (with a rogue Irishman on drums) and they know that people's racial prejudices will influence how they vote.
A Spanish version of the song is available here. As for the Spanglish version, the video is below.
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