It’s been a little over a year since the wildly successful concert series Solidarity for Sanctuary had its debut, and we’re still feeling its impact. The benefit series, founded by Los Angeles-based music manager and promoter Doris Muñoz, has raised over $10,000 for undocumented families’ legal fees, and upcoming editions promise to provide just as much support for the community. In July, Muñoz brought the Selena-themed version of series to New York’s Lincoln Center, where superfans of the Tejano icon came out in droves.
Last month’s stacked installment of the series featured Cuco, the Hawthorne, California artist who has gone from backyard shows to the Coachella stage. The Chicano indie star performed a cover of “La Carcacha,” the Selena y Los Dinos cut that became one of Quintanilla’s first music videos. In an interview with Remezcla, Cuco says he chose to cover this track because it’s upbeat and danceable. He also talked about the importance of supporting immigrant rights. “Helping immigrant rights is something I hold dear to me. I think being a son of two immigrant parents – my dad from DF, my mom from Puebla – I’ve seen both of them struggle and work from the ground up to be able to give me what they can give me. There’s nothing more fulfilling than being able to help them out…I wanna do that for more people. I wanna do that for more undocumented people that are also struggling,” he said.
Watch Cuco’s take on “La Carcacha” and the full interview below: