Video: Los Cenzontles – "The Silence"

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Northern California band Los Cenzontles are revivalists of Mexican and Tejano sounds that address current and relevant issues in their lyrics. They have a powerful new video for “The Silence,” a song from their new album, Regeneration. They wrote it in response to the drug violence that has plagued México for years. It is estimated that over 47,000 people have been killed as a result of the drug wars. The song was written to confront the lack of songs that deal with this situation, one that is so close to us. It features the vocals of Jackson Browne and Los Lobos David Hidalgo. The short but poignant video pays tribute to the many innocent lives that have been lost in the rampant Mexican drug war. The band hopes that the song will help to create a dialogue around this issue and that people will share it with others as a way to help break the silence.

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Download Los Cenzontles’ Regeneration below: