Feministing Jamz video of the week: “Calaverita” by La Santa Cecilia

The amazing and Jamz-beloved group La Santa Cecilia is back with a new Día de los Muertos themed single and video: “Calaverita.” 

The song and video, off their upcoming 2016 album, celebrate the ancestors who are no longer with us in this realm. In keeping with Mexican tradition, the video shows gorgeous altars of marigolds, mezcal, oranges, and pan dulce set out for ancestors. La Santa Cecilia is soon a band of muertos themselves, playing a raucus dance party celebrating the lives of the dead at which La Catrina hilariously bounces the spirit of el muerto Donald Trump.

No estás invitado mijo, you can dance on the other side of the (border) fence!

We can’t wait to hear more in 2016!

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Verónica Bayetti Flores has spent the last years of her life living and breathing reproductive justice. She has led national policy and movement building work on the intersections of immigrants' rights, health care access, young parenthood, and LGBTQ liberation, and has worked to increase access to contraception and abortion, fought for paid sick leave, and demanded access to safe public space for queer youth of color. In 2008 Verónica obtained her Master’s degree in the Sexuality and Health program at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. She loves cooking, making art, listening to music, and thinking about the ways art forms traditionally seen as feminine are valued and devalued. In addition to writing for Feministing, she is currently spending most of her time doing policy work to reduce the harms of LGBTQ youth of color's interactions with the police and making sure abortion care is accessible to all regardless of their income.

Verónica is a queer immigrant writer, activist, and rabble-rouser.

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