Nuestro Himno/ Star Spangled?

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  1. baptistteacher

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    The Star Spangled Banner in Spanish? Calling it "Nuestro Himno," British music producer Adam Kidron came up with this idea.

    http://cnn.netscape.cnn.com/news/story.jsp?idq=/ff/story/0001/20060428/0807444126.htm

    Spanish 'Star-Spangled Banner' Draws Ire
    By LAURA WIDES-MUNOZ

    MIAMI (AP) - British music producer Adam Kidron says that when he came up with the idea of a Spanish-language version of the U.S. national anthem, he saw it as an ode to the millions of immigrants seeking a better life.

    But in the week since Kidron announced the song - which features artists such as Wyclef Jean, hip-hop star Pitbull and Puerto Rican singers Carlos Ponce and Olga Tanon - it has been the target of a fierce backlash.

    Some Internet bloggers and others are infuriated by the thought of ``The Star-Spangled Banner'' sung in a language other than English.

    ``Would the French accept people singing the La Marseillaise in English as a sign of French patriotism? Of course not,'' said Mark Krikorian, head of the Washington-based Center for Immigration Studies, a think tank that supports tighter immigration controls.
     
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    Of course, Oh Canada! has lyrics in English & French. No big deal.
     
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    When the Irish came here, they didn't make an Irish version. When the Italians came here, they didn't make an Italian version. When the Vietnamese arrived, they didn't make a Vietnamese version.

    They wanted to become Americans, and that is what they did. There of course was some transitional period, and they all kept some of their culture, which enriched the country as a whole. But in the end, they became Americans. They didn't try to change America into what they had left, with of course a few exceptions.

    This is just another sign that some of the Latinos/Hispanics are here only for what they can get, not for what they can give. I emphasize "some" and I am not against immigration (Legal, that is!). My ancestors were immigrants, in 1754. When they arrived, they had to sign a pledge of allegiance to the Crown of England, and became English subjects. Some of the others were already English subjects. But even they came looking for new opportunities and Freedom.

    They left the old country behind them, and became part of the new. Is that too much to ask?
     
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    But Canada has a special situation, where the French were granted permission to keep their language after the British defeated them. 2 official languages merits 2 languages for the national anthem.

    By the way, "O Canada" was originally written in fran├žais, then later translated into English. In fact, it was not officially adopted for many years because they could not agree on the English translation. When they did, it was different from the one that was most used.
     
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    I'm not against the immigrants, but I think this is a very bad idea.

    I fear we are going to see an intense backlash if things like this continue.
     
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    I heard an immigrant, now citizen, from Mexico, say that this is a bad thing. He also said that the translation was very poor.

    Probably comes from not knowing the history behind the song, and the struggle that it finds it roots in.
     
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    Just heard a sample of the song on an AOL site, doesn't sound like an anthem of any sort to me I'd like to see how receptive people would be if they played this anthem at our Ball Parks.
     
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    What baptistteacher said.

    And, yes, they changed the words. Sounds like a commie song to me.

    Let's see if I have this right now, a bunch of illegal aliens are singing the words to Our National Anthem in Spanish. And why aren't they back in their homeland singing the Mexican national anthem in Spanish? Oh, yes, that's right, they still believe THIS is their homeland and we stole it from them. Got it.
     
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    Well, in actuality we did steal it from them via the Texas revolution, the Mexican War, and the Gadsden Purchase, but then again, they stole it from the Spaniards, who stole it from the Mayans, the Anasazi, and many other indigenous people. Anyway, you can't turn back the clock.
     
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    It's got to be better than Roseanne Barr's version.
     
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    Hopefully, it won't go too far, but some intense backlash might be helpful right now, IMO. Might even cause some of the politicians to do something meaningful about illegal immigration. Anger and fear are not always a bad thing. Sometimes, they can be used to bring about positive change.

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    It's got to be better than Roseanne Barr's version. </font>[/QUOTE][​IMG] [​IMG]
    Yes by all means it was better than having to listen to Roseanne and at least they didn't spit at the end of the song, I can appreciate that.
     
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    If it were a true translation, the issue may not be as prominent. This is not a true translation.
     
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    Does anyone have the meaning of this Spanish version?
     
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    Even in Ireland, where English is an official and by far the dominate language, the national anthem is only sung in Irish.
     
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    It's got to be better than Roseanne Barr's version. </font>[/QUOTE][​IMG] *ANYTHING* is better than her version! [​IMG]
     

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