Saturday, April 20, 2019
In this report, Latino USA features Grupo Fantasma, a popular band from Texas, which just released its seventh album (American Music, Vol. 7). The band recorded the album at a studio in Tornillo, Texas—and after discovering that ICE was running a notorious tent city for detained immigrant youth in the same town, the band decided they needed to say something about it. On one of the song’s stand-out tracks, titled “The Wall,” the band teams up with fellow legends Ozomatli and Locos Por Juana to tackle the themes of the border and the anti-immigrant rhetoric coming out of the Trump administration.