Maná Performs at the White House for Cinco de Mayo: 'It's a Dream Come True'

Mana performs at the white house
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Mana performs in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC on May 5, 2016, as part of a Cinco de Mayo celebration. 

Singing their classic songs like "Labios compartidos", "Mariposa traicionera" and "Vivir sin aire," Maná rocked the White House for Cinco de Mayo festivities with a crowd that sang along to every song.

"It's an honor and a dream come true to be playing here today. If they told me I'd be doing this years ago, I wouldn't have believed it," said lead singer Fher Olvera. Drummer Alex González added: "Thank you, President Obama, for the invitation and thanks to all the Latino community here today. Viva México!"

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Other hit singles in their repertoire included "En el muelle de san blas," "Rayando el sol" and "Dónde jugarán los niños?," a song about the environment. "This song talks about the respect we need to have for Mother Nature. Global warming is not a joke, and we need to find a solution to this now." 

They signed off with the track "Corazón espinado." "Thank you very much for all the love here, in Mexico and Latin America. We love all of you. God bless and continue celebrating Cinco de Mayo. I need a tequila -- hopefully they don't kick me out of the White House," joked Olvera.

Relive their performance here (minute mark 31:59):


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