“We’re All Mexican” Featuring Pitbull, Wyclef & More Is The Most Underwhelming Tribute Song Ever
You’d think that when a powerhouse of Latinos decide to record a song together in the name of solidarity against anti-Mexico rhetoric, the record would prove to be historical. But nah. Instead, the Emilio Estefan-backed effort, which features Pitbull, Carlos Santana, Gloria Estefan, Wyclef and more, produced the most underwhelming tribute song ever and cobbled-together a music video that looks like something out of iMovie.
“There’s a message being sent out to the world where people are giving opinions that are plain wrong,” the Cuban-American Estefan, who has won 19 Grammy awards, told Billboard earlier this month. “We need to lift up our pride and show the world what we’re doing.”
Unfortunately, the most you’ll get out of this is that Mexico gave us the best frijoles and lip-smacking guacamole in all the land. Oh, and dancing chihuahuas. All jokes aside, was this the best that some of the greatest Latino musicians ever could come up with? Perhaps asking for something that actually challenged Trump’s anti-immigrant views is too much.
But you be the judge. Hit ‘play’ below.
The title of the song, “We’re all Mexican” is intended as a metaphor symbolizing that we can all become the victims of racism and bigotry at any moment as Mexicans are experiencing in recent times. Mexicans are being vilified in the United States by some of the media and political leaders and in some of the public’s sentiment because they comprise 67% of the Latino population and because their native country shares a direct border with the United States and are the majority of the “Latinos” crossing that particular border. But around the world, different immigrant groups are harassed and made to be scapegoats for the ills of their respective countries of residence. the song, “We’re All Mexicans”, celebrates the positive contributions of immigrants in the United States as a balance to the negativity being expressed publicly.