As a means to get important legal information to Spanish-speaking immigrants in the United States, the Southern Poverty Law Center launched a campaign that spotlights a song called 'El Corrido de David y Goliat' by Flor de Toloache, a female mariachi band.
The song is the first of a larger project: the SPLC's 'Immigrant Songs.' The song is already out on Chulo Records, and was also released on digital services, and sent to radio stations and media outlets to bring more awareness to it. Throughout the song, informational lyrics highlight the importance of staying informed. The song does this by telling the story of an immigration enforcement officer called Goliat O’Conner, who with his troops, "arrive in a Latino neighborhood on a raid, telling people to come out of their houses to be processed for deportation."
Focusing on a resident named David, the song shows how the enforcement officers attempted to conduct illegal arrests, and how he was able to use his legal knowledge to protect himself.
Image Credit: Carly Zabala/Flor de Toloache
Southern Poverty Law Center's 'Immigrant Songs' Offer Advice
Riley von Niessen — September 9, 2019 — Marketing