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Pitbull and other artists donate songs to iTunes for Voto Latino Campaign

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Leading non-partisan national youth empowerment organization Voto Latino, Chairwoman Rosario Dawson co-founded, offers a free music compilation as a means of engaging and empowering the Latino population in the political process.

The compilation, available exclusively on Voto Latino’s Facebook page, consists of songs from influential artists of all genres and walks of life including platinum-selling and Grammy-winning artists PitbullLos Tigres del NorteOzomatliLos Lobos and Zoé, as well as buzz-heavy new artists like Miguel,Rodrigo y GabrielaAna TijouxKat DelunaGirl In a Coma and Mariachi El Bronx.

When supporters visit Voto Latino’s Facebook page and download their music, they will plug in to a social experience that keeps them engaged in voter registration and other key issues throughout 2012.

“Music is an incredible motivator to learn more about the political process,” says Voto Latino CEO/President Maria Teresa Kumar.  Voto Latino’s 2010 Census campaign saw tens of thousands of young people redeeming free songs from the Voto Latino/iTunes compilation after taking a pledge to be counted.

“We now want to translate that pledge to the polls. The iTunes compilation sparks the interest. Voto Latino shows how easy it is to register, vote and carve out our community’s future together.”

Added Dawson, “Our interest is to keep bringing people into the political mix.  Everyone should have an understanding of the system whether or not they’re eligible to vote and we believe that offering free music through social media platforms will help continue to motivate and engage those that may not already be a part of the conversation.”

The compilation is culturally diverse with mainstream and Latin pop songs side by side with Regional Mexican, Rock/Alternative, Hip-Hop, Brazilian and Christian music representing the cultural diversity of Latinos in the United States.  The following is a list of tracks on the exclusive sampler:

Pitbull – “Something For the DJ’s”
Miguel – “Girls Like You”
Kat Deluna – “Bailando”
Los Lobos – “On Main Street”
Rodrigo y Gabriela – “Hanuman”
Ozomatli – “El Jardinero”
Los Tigres del Norte – “Somos Mas Americanos”
Ana Tijoux – “Shock”
Zoé  - “Labios Rotos”
Mariachi El Bronx – “48 Roses”
Ximena Sariñana – “Wrong Miracle”
Nortec Collective – “I Count the Ways”
Beatriz Luengo – “Lengua”
Vicente García – “Yo Robo”
24 Horas “Te Sorprenderás”
Domino Saints – “No Me Digas Que No”
Los Cuates de Sinaloa – “Enamorado al Millión”
Shaila Dúrcal – “El Día Que Me Fui”
Mariachi Divas – “Órale”
Diego Garcia – “All Eyes on You”
Ceci Bastida – “No Me Conocerás”
Ocote Soul Sounds – “En El Temblor”
Girl In a Coma – “Hope”
Carla Morrison – “Suciedad”
David Garza – “Minority Boys Got $”
Brownout – “Olvídalo”
Pilar Díaz – “Ilegal en Estyle”
Los Rakas – “Vengo de Panamá”
Akwid – “Payaso de Ojos Tristes
Ritmo Machine – “Maestro”
Jiggy Drama – “El Culpable”
Maleco Collective – “Respira”
Céu – “Bubia”
Luisa Maita – “Desencabulada”
Paulina Aguirre – “Abrázame”

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    Hi,

    I would like to have a a Latino singing and dance group to perfom in the 2012 Youth Empowerment Festival and Art Competition. This is an annual fundraiser designed to promote community unity and fellowship, foster cultural diversity and showcase talent of indviduals from a variety o ethnic backgrounds.

    The even is going to be held at Lincoln High School on April 21, 2012 from 6-9 pm. Talent reviews will be held on April 13th from 6-8 pm at Lincoln High School.

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