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Saturday, June 4, 2011

Deandra Gamez to Appear On Un Dia Sin Fronteras


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One of the stars of the vigil at the Arizona state capitol in Phoenix is Deandra “DeDe” Gamez.  After the most vicious anti-immigrant bill in history was signed by the governor, a vigil was held at the state capitol.  For over 120 days people manned the vigil site, including singer and song writer Gamez.  Gamez collaborated with Tomas Karmelo to write what became a huge hit, “La Calma”.

Gamez has been singing since she was a tot.  She has a velvet voice and a great sense of harmony and rhythm.  La Calma became the theme for a protest campaign that continues to this day.  Most recently, Sen. Russell Pearce, the architect of SB 1070, was forced into a run-off election after angry voters rejected his anti-immigrant politics.  Promise Arizona adopted the song to promote it’s voter registration initiative. 

You can listen to Deandra Monday, June 6th, 2011, at noon on 1150 am radio.  You can also catch the program by internet on Un Dia Sin Fronteras!


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