Several Latino artists, including the likes of Gloria Trevi, Puerto Rican reggaeton Ivy Queen and Tito El Bambino, are recording a Spanish-language version of the U.S. national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner", to show support for migrants in the United States.
The release of the new version of the anthem reportedly will coincide with the U.S. Senate's debate on immigration legislation next week, the Latino-oriented record label Urban Box Office (UBO) revealed Saturday April 22nd, 2006. The song will be primarily in Spanish with a few words sung in English.
The recording, tentatively titled "Nuestro Himno" or "Our Anthem," is set to "rhythmic Latin musical arrangement" but respects the song's traditional structure, UBO explained. It will be included in the album "Somos Americanos," which will be sold for $10, with a portion going to Washington-based National Capital Immigration Coalition.