La Bamba, Ritchie Valens, KKK discussed on All Things Considered


KKK members to a song that was multicultural by its very nature and sound and bead, and when you hit a song and something like that happens, you know, on a cellular level. This is something. That's right right now, this is it. As right as LA Bamba is for these times. It's got a long long history. Uh-huh. So he goes seventeen-year-old Mexican-American kid from the San Fernando Valley named Ritchie valley's probably heard this version of LA Bamba growing up sung by unrest. West got. It was popularized during the golden age of Mexican cinema around the nineteen forties. If there's any one song that represents the Americas. It is this one song unbe released. There's wrote and directed the nineteen eighty-seven film, LA Bamba about the life and death of Ritchie Valens still doesn't know the exact meaning of the title of balance most famous song, but he did lots of research for the film and things it's a reference to something he calls on Bamba from Africa. And it was a beat. It was a sound. And that landed on the shores of it. I could lose enslaved Africans were brought a few hundred years ago, Louis Mexico, and because cultural fusion has long been a means of survival African indigenous and Spanish traditions were all mashed up. Up and out of that mash up a musical style was created called sunhat Osho. La Bamba is a son Harold Joel song this strong..

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