Friday, February 20, 2009

"El Corrido de Barack Obama" ... in English!

By Nate Seltenrich
Fri, Feb 20, 2009 at 12:23 PM

"El Corrido de Barack Obama," a Mexican folk song dedicated to President Barack Obama (allegedely the first corrido ever written for a U.S. president) is now available in an English-language version. The same folks (Vesper Public Relations, who're evidently working the case) say that this is the first corrido ever recorded in English. Aw, Barack, what an honor!

For more on the song and its origins, please see our previous post. As for the song, click that little player on the left. It's actually not that bad, though it can be hard to understand all the lyrics with singer El Sinaloa 21's accent. The ones I can understand are pretty rad, like The economy was too damaged / Everyone united together / People from different races / We give him all the support.


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