El Descendiente

Sister and brother Yaxeni and Ricardo Rivera, the Houston-based Los Luzeros de Rioverde, denounce deportation and call for immigration reform in the song “El Descendiente.” Ricardo (6 years old in the video) sings and plays the bajo sexto, and his 9-year-old sister Yaxeni harmonizes and plays button accordion.

The band is named after Rioverde in San Luis Potosí, Mexico, where the kids’ father Ricardo was born (the kids were born Texans).

“Sometimes I feel sad because children are separated from their parents and I do not want that to happen,” Yaxeni told Efe, “it’s something we want to change and with the song we mean we are proud that our parents were undocumented and we are their descendants.” The song, based on their Dad’s idea, was written by Leo Olmos.

There’s a nice video of the tune by Miguel Godinez:

 

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