From ‘Legalizame’ by Dazer: The haunting ‘La Raza’ (audio, video)

by QUESO QUESEM on August 14, 2012 in Audio, Cultura, Video


Hip hop artist/activist Dazer — originally from Chile — lives and creates in Los Angeles where he filmed the haunting La Raza, featured on his new album Legalizame. The beauty of the melody makes the lyrics soar.

Here the words in Spanish and (robot) English and a streaming audio-only file:

(approximate lyrics)Somos de latinoamerica esta es tu tierra
si somos hermanos todo igual, para que la guerra
muchos se preguntan su origen de donde son pero estan en casa
somos la familia somos la tradicion somos una raza

Deja que te cuente la historia de mi gente
mestizo descendiente del cacique mas valiente

De mucho antes que los españoles
llegaran a America con biblias y cañones
nuestro antepasados eran dueños del legado
que la tierra te ha dejado por haberla cultivado yo!!

y fueron despojados y dejados en pobreza
el hombre blanco vino aqui en busca de riquezas

y las remesas q mandamos a nuestros paises
no son nada si nos olvidamos de nuestras raices
vengo del aborigen soy de la clase obrera
no tengo nada he trabajado por mi vida entera

y que mas queda solo tengio q tirar parriba
mi familia toda mi gente toda la raza viva
salgo de la rutina esquina pa ser algo mejor
trabajador campesino latino pone el sabor

dicen q somos de afuera que somos los inmigrantes
pero esta tierra es nuestra casa desde mucho antes

Somos de latinoamerica esta es tu tierra
si somos hermanos todo igual, para que la guerra
muchos se preguntan su origen de donde son pero estan en casa

somos la familia somos la tradicion somos una raza

Deja que te cuente la historia de mi gente
mestizo descendiente del cacique mas valiente

No importa tu pueblo tampoco importa tu pais
comemos frijoles tambien tortillas de maiz
nos gusta el futbol tambien nos gusta la cerveza

nos gusta la fiesta con la familia en la mesa

comienza nueva era termina la del maya
mi gente esta brava y lista para la batalla

nuestra tierra es cultivada por la propiedad privada
los recursos naturales son avales en las embajadas

sino nos queda nada no hay nada que perder
voy a luchar hasta que el pueblo recupere el poder
me puedes solo ver o ser parte del moviemiento
y esto comienza ahora mismo en tu pensamiento

We are from Latin America this is your land
if we all like brothers to the warmany wonder where they originated from but they are at homeWe are the family tradition are a raza

Deja tell you the story of my people
mestizo descendant of the bravest chief

From long before the Spanish
came to America with bibles and guns

our ancestors were owners of legacy
land that has left me for having grown!
and were stripped and left in poverty

the white man came here in search of riches
q and remittances sent to our countries
are nothing if we forget our roots

I come from the Aboriginal working-class
I have nothing I’ve worked my whole life
and what else is just throwing pa q tengio rriba

my family my whole race of people living
I leave the corner routine pa be any better

Latino farm worker gets the flavor
q we say that we are outside immigrants
but this land is our home long before

We are from Latin America this is your land
if we all like brothers to the war
many wonder where they originated from but they are at home
are the family we are a race tradition

Let me tell you the story of my people
mestizo descendant of the bravest chief

No matter what your people do not care about your country
also eat beans corn tortillas

We also like the football we love beer

We like to party with the family at the table
begins new era ends Maya

My people are brave and ready for battle
our land is cultivated by private property
natural resources are guarantees in embassies

but we have nothing to lose nothing

I will fight until the people regain power
I can only see or be part of moviemiento

and it starts right now in your mind

(robot translation by Google)

{ 1 comment }

Anita Blunt August 14, 2012 at 2:06 PM

I love this album. A definite must listen for our raza as well as the rest of the world… music reaches all borders and this album definitely should!

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