La Santa Cecilia's Rockabilly-Norteño 'México Americano': Watch the Video
The L.A. band Joins with Mexico’s Rebel Cats to celebrate an all-American 4th of July with cover of Los Lobos’ Chicano pride anthem.
La Santa Cecilia celebrates a Mexican-American 4th of July with the release of the band’s new video, “México Americano.” The Los Angeles Grammy-winners joined with Mexican rockabilly group the Rebel Cats to record a cover of Los Lobos’ 2005 Chicano pride anthem.
“We love this song because it expresses how we feel about being Mexican-American, bi-cultural,” La Santa Cecilia member Miguel “Oso” told Billboard in an interview about the band’s new album Amar y Vivir. “To have us, Mexican-American artists, play that song with a rockabilly band from Mexico proves that the border can be obsolete and meaningless culturally.”
The video was filmed at Be Bops, a 1950s-style American diner in Mexico City.
Watch the video below and see the dates for La Santa Celia’s upcoming U.S. tour, which includes a stop at Chacho’s Taco Eating Contest in San Jose and a concert at Washington’s Library of Congress.
July 26 -- Seattle, WA @ Edmonds Center For the Arts
Aug. 11 -- Denver, CO @ Velorama Festival
Aug. 19 -- Oakland, CA @ The New Parish
Aug. 20 -- San José, CA @ Chachos Taco Eating Contest
Aug. 25 -- Milwaukee, WI @ Mexican Fiesta, Milwaukee Music Festival
Sept. 14 -- Denver, CO @ Botanical Gardens
Sept. 17 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
Sept. 23 -- Tulsa, OK @ Festival de las Americas
Oct. 27 -- Iowa City, IA @ Hancher Auditorium
Oct. 19 -- Washington, DC @ Library of Congress