Nacho Pens Powerful Song 'Valiente' for Venezuela: Listen
In the midst of turbulent times in Venezuela, Nacho, of duo Chino Y Nacho, released a powerful song dedicated to his native country and one that has become an anthem of hope and motivation.
Nacho, real name Ignacio Mendoza, released "Valiente (Brave)" to coincide with the Sept 1. march in Venezuela, billed as "the taking of Caracas," where thousands of protesters have taken the streets to demand the oust of President Nicolás Maduro.
"I can almost break the chains, I can almost scream that freedom has arrived / My feet will be back on the road and I will walk for a better future, because waiting exasperates me," sings Nacho accompanied by his band Los Fantásticos (The Fantastic). "How I wish to go back in time, return to the time of magic and fantasy, the luck I had when I was younger."
The singer and songwriter, whose been very vocal on the Venezuela economic crisis, took to social media to apologize for not being able to march along with his countrymen due to a family emergency. "Everything was ready for me to travel," he said in the post showing his airplane ticket. "I wish that the march and journey is a successful and peaceful one. Please don't take weapons and control yourselves ... Let's take back our country. God bless you. I love you!"
Listen to "Valiente" below: