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Thursday, July 10, 2014

La Santa Cecilia unveil "Strawberry Fields Forever" single supporting Migrant Workers

Posted By on Thu, Jul 10, 2014 at 5:04 PM

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Los Angeles Grammy winners La Santa Cecilia

Today at the LULAC Unity Luncheon in New York, La Santa Cecilia released their new single and Spanglish take on the Beatles' "Strawberry Fields Forever," where they joined First Lady Michelle Obama and Jennifer Lopez as participants. A psychedelic cumbia rendition of the Beatles' iconic '67 single, La Santa Cecilia dedicated "Strawberry Fields Forever" to migrant agricultural workers. The recent Grammy winners cited the immigration and deportation of John Lennon as a touchstone to the struggle of migrant workers in the United States.

Sponsored by the League of United Latin American Citizens, the 85th annual LULAC Unity Luncheon brought together over 1,500 Latino leaders from across the U.S. and Puerto Rico. In addition to La Santa Cecilia's LULAC performance, Puerto Rican pop icon Jennifer Lopez spoke and introduced the First Lady. Michelle Obama's remarks are available here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hm2qtx0xRZw

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