GRAMMY Winners LA SANTA CECILIA Share A Powerful New Student Video Inspired By The Band’s Poignant Current Single “Nunca Más” (Never Again)

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“Why can’t we agree to forgive our ancestors for their choices and stop teaching our children racism…
Black is just a color, not a behavioral pattern… race commits no crime, people do… When I compare the USA to my homeland, I’m not ‘hating on America,’ nor do I need to ‘go back where I came from’
… You are SO close to the victory, don’t you dare give up now”

With David Hidalgo and Steve Berlin from Los Lobos also joining the critically acclaimed bilingual band on the track, La Santa Cecilia recorded “Nunca Más” (Never Again) to encourage people to speak out about current social violence. Inspired by this musical call-to-arms, students at Florida’s Full Sail University (which Rolling Stone hailed as “one of the five best music programs in the country”) have fused the song to a new video capturing the thoughts of their fellow multicultural college students on current social issues facing communities of color.

“We wrote this song inspired by different youth student movements from across the globe who have faced persecution while fighting for a positive change in their societies. It inspires us to see young people take this song into their own hands and express what they feel threw this video. We hope it inspires young people wherever they may be to do the same.” – La Santa Cecilia

“Nunca Más” Appears on LA SANTA CECILIA’s
Just Released New Album BUENAVENTURA

BUENAVENTURA Quickly Debuted at #1 in iTunes Latin Music Sales, and Has Just Posted The Highest Chart Debut Of La Santa Cecilia’s Career
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“Nunca Más” – (Spanish & English Translated Lyrics)
-Lyrics and Music by La Santa Cecilia and Claudia Brant

Nos fuimos siguiendo un sueño – con el corazón en mano
porque ya no es justo nada – en la tierra que habitamos

En medio de la comparsa – nos arrastro un viento malo
pa ver si se nos quitaban – las ganas de andar sonando….

Unos de tanta culpa se quedan mudos – otros tienen memoria para olvidar
Si la violencia es un espejo que se rompe – y nuestras lagrimas caidas gritaran

Solo recuerda que mi cara tiene un nombre
y nunca mas se callara – y nunca mas se callara…

Te pido me des la mano – y en el camino me sigas
pa mostrarle a los de arriba – la ira de los de abajo..

Con el miedo sepultado – es hora de ser valiente
en honor a los ausentes – ya no me cruces de brazos

Unos de tanta culpa se quedan mudos – otros tienen memoria para olvidar
Si la violencia es un espejo que se rompe – y nuestras lagrimas caidas gritaran

Solo recuerda que mi cara tiene un nombre
y nunca mas se callara – y nunca mas se callara…

Cuantas veces velamos la misma historia – cuantas mentiras nuevas se contaran…
Si la violencia es un espejo que se rompe – y nuestras lagrimas caidas gritaran

Solo recuerda que mi cara tiene un nombre
y nunca mas se callara – y nunca mas se callara…

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We left pursuing a dream – With heart in hand
Because there is no longer justice – in the land we live in

In the middle of the carnival – We were dragged by a bad wind
To see if we lost – the will to continue to dream

Overwhelming guilt silences some – Others simply choose to forget
If violence is a mirror that gets broken – And our fallen tears scream out

Simply remember that this face has a name – And never again will it be silenced

I ask that you give me your hand – And follow me on this road
To show those above – The path of those below

With fear set aside – It’s time to be courageous
In honor of those who are gone – I won’t stand idly by

Overwhelming guilt silences some – Others simply choose to forget
If violence is a mirror that gets broken – And our fallen tears scream out

Simply remember that this face has a name – And never again will it be silenced

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“**** ½ …(FEATURED NEW RELEASE): La Santa Cecilia are a great pop band no matter what language they sing in. … During the past two years, these Los Angelinos have become road warriors, playing clubs, concert halls, and festival stages across the U.S., Latin America, Canada, and Europe. They’ve gotten married and had children. The maturity from these experiences is revealed panoramically on Buenaventura, produced by Sebastian Krys. La Marisoul Hernández (vocals), José “Pepe” Carlos (accordion and requinto), Miguel “Oso” Ramírez (percussion), and Alex Bendana (bass) have become, by their own description, purveyors of “Pan-American Music,” a sound that spreads across Latin genres, rock, pop, Caribbean styles, and R&B. … Steve Berlin and David Hidalgo of Los Lobos assist on second single “Nunca Más.” It’s a timeless, anthemic, funky cumbia that exhorts listeners to empower one another in standing against bigotry, violence, and hatred. While a church organ introduces “Here We Go Again,” it’s actually a gorgeous waltz that weds country music and norteño (in Texas this happens every single day). This is among La Marisol’s finest performances on the album; the interplay between Carlos’ accordion and guest Bob Bernstein’s pedal steel is gorgeous. …The spontaneous element in La Santa Cecilia’s music remains ever present thanks to their seamless juxtaposition of genres, wonderful lyrics, and high energy. Buenaventura is not just a step past the excellence of their previous recordings, it’s a leap beyond. The maturity, confidence, and sophistication on display here are reached by few bands — especially at this still-early juncture. Given this stellar example, La Santa Cecilia’s “Pan-American Music” may become its own pop genre.- All Music

“I Won’t Cry For You’ [was already ] one of our ‘Favorite Songs Of 2015’ – hinting that La Santa Cecilia is stretching its sound and vision behind La Marisoul’s amazing voice… New track ‘Nunca Mas’ [again shows] there is a lot of soul in that voice… La Santa Cecilia is one of our favorite bands, and they’re on a very solid trajectory right now. They’ve gone from playing small clubs to bigger venues. They have fans like Elvis Costello among their following, and also, the band members have sort of settled into the life of traveling musicians. They’ve gotten married. They’ve had kids…And to me, all of that reflects maturity, and ‘Buenaventura’ shows it perfectly. Don’t miss this album!” – NPR Weekend Edition

“La Santa Cecilia’s new album Buenaventura, has the feel of a band fully coming into its own, rising to [a] kind of cultural/regional leadership position… The band carries the Los Angeles legacy of Latino culture, embodied in bilingual approaches to a range of pop and Latin American folk styles, accordion and all. ‘Pan-American’ is a term the band prefers. But the sound and range of this album is La Santa Cecilia’s all its own — and not just because of the forceful voice and presence of singer Marisol Hernandez, a.k.a. La Marisoul. ‘Nunca Mas,’ for all the breezy beats, is a serious song about migrants’ search for justice, for belonging, for dreams and possibilities, as such a strong follow-up to 2013’s powerful portrayal of the plight of undocumented immigrants, ‘Ice El Hielo.’ Such community perspectives poetically thread through the album as a whole’ – Southern California Public Radio

INSERT A Few Key Spanish Language Review Quotes From Completed Miami Press..

I Won’t Cry For You
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