10 Songs of Resilience Every Latina Should Hear

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The songs of Latin America are cornerstones of my family’s foundation. Their journey is my road of redemption – when I need inspiration, strength, joy, wisdom, love – I find it in the music of my heritage. Resilience, these days, is more than a necessity — and for that too, I turn to the music of Mexico and Latin America, and the diverse artists inspired by the rhythm of two continents joined together.

Here’s a favorite list I often rely on. Enjoy!

“Yo Ya Me Voy” 

The plain and plaintiff words of this traditional canto cardenche, a form of Mexican acappella music, never fails to move me: “Echenme su bendicion, que ya me voy. Mis padres me dicen: mira hijo, no te vayas.” This version is performed by the Coro Acardenchado, under the direction of Juan Pablo Villa.

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