La Santa Cecilia, from a dream to the Grammy

Interview with Miguel "Oso" Ramirez

Perfiles de America was with Miguel “Oso” Ramirez, learning about their story of success from a dream to the Grammy, with a lot of hard hard work and passion.

 Winners of this year’s GRAMMY award for BestMiguelRamirezAwards Latin Rock/Alternative Album, LA SANTA CECILIA have long made a distinctive multicultural version of “Strawberry Fields Forever” a staple of their acclaimed live set.  As a band comprised of immigrant dreamers and the second generation children of immigrants, that has become nationally recognized ambassadors of Los Angeles’ young generation of bilingual Latinos, the unique fusion style of “Strawberry Fields Forever” has encapsulated the band’s dual influences of classic American Pop and Rock music with the equally essential regional Mexican musical elements of their heritage.  Of course, La Santa Cecilia also strongly identifies with John Lennon’s own immigration/deportation fight.

Now, La Santa Cecilia has decided to share their heartfelt studio recording of “Strawberry Fields Forever” as the second single from their critically-acclaimed new album “Someday NewIn conjunction with the song’s release as a single, La Santa Cecilia has crafted a bright in style, but serious in message animated video that traces back exactly how the strawberries we enjoy arrived on our tables – likely originating with the hard work of migrant farm workers in the strawberry fields.


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On July 2014, the band  unveiled the video with a simultaneous live performance of “Strawberry Fields Forever” at the LULAC Unity Luncheon in New York – where they join First Lady Michelle Obama and Jennifer Lopez as event participants.  La Santa Cecilia’s powerful lead vocalist La Marisoul will also sing the National anthem to complete the opening of the luncheon that brings together more than 1,500 Latino leaders as part of the National convention of the League of United Latin American Citizens.

On July 20th, 2014 they will be performing at the Stanford Live.

¡Gracias por apoyar nuestra labor!
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