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Still radical after all these centuries

5 May 2013

¡No soy marinaro, soy capitán! might have started as a slogan shouted in 18th century Veracruz in protest of the Spaniards impressing locals to serve in anti-piracy operations, but given it’s bouncy, upbeat rhythm, we often forget that “La Bamba” is, and always will be, a celebration of the fight against injustice.

A sombrero tip to Sabina Becker for this version by Los Cafeteras, who interpret for our day in the spirit of those 18th century draft evaders:

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