Latin Grammys 2018
Mexican Radio Campaign Features Caifanes' 'Aqui No Es Asi' to 'Uplift' Country After Trump's Border Wall Order
Mexican radio stations, including RMX, WRadio and Ibero, joined forces to "uplift" the country with one song following President Donald Trump's executive order on the border wall.
The chosen song was Caifanes' "Aquí no es así," and it was programmed to play on different stations at the same time on Jan. 27. The idea behind the "#TO2unidos" campaign was to show "unity, solidarity, rejecting blackmail and apathy," Gonzalo Oliveros, coordinator at RMX, said in an interview with The Huffington Post Mexico.
After giving much thought to which track to use for the campaign, "Aquí no es así" seemed like the perfect feel-good, inspiring song for the occasion. "We couldn't choose songs like 'Somos más americanos' (Los Tigres del Norte) or 'Frijolero' (Molotov), because it would've seemed like we were trying to attack the North American community; that was not the case at all."
Oliveros added: "The political and economical situation can be very complicated, and the solution can be found in the way we act. We can't just stay paralyzed. Our current society doesn't wait for solutions, they create them, imagine paths and execute."
After more than 100 Mexican radio stations joined the campaign, Mexican radio sounded like this Friday afternoon:
Listen to the full track below: