Mana To Perform at White House on Cinco de Mayo
The pro-immigrant, anti-Trump 7-time Billboard Latin Music Awards finalists make a return appearance in Washington
Mexican rock superstars Maná will perform at the White House on May 5, at the presidential Cinco de Mayo celebration.
The Mexican superstars, who are up for seven prizes at the Billboard Latin Music Awards tonight (April 28), have been outspoken critics of presidential candidate Donald Trump and his anti-immigrant policies over the past year. The members of Latin rock’s most successful band showed their support for the undocumented population in the United States by recording a version of Los Tigres del Norte’s immigrant anthem “Somos Más Americanos,” which is included on the group’s latest album, Cama Incendiada.
Maná kicks off its “Latino Power Tour” Sept. 9 in San Diego. The musicians will travel throughout the U.S. until just after election day in November. The tour is being billed as a call to vote for Latinos nationwide.
The Cinco de Mayo performance will be the group’s third appearance playing for Obama; they last performed at the President’s inaugural ball in 2013.