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A 20-year-old David Rudder song, remade by a Guatemalan singer and a US musician, has been named one of the best of 2018 by the New York Times. Rudder wrote the song, The Immigrants, after New York Police attacked Haitian immigrant Abner Louima in Brooklyn in 1997. Gaby Moreno and Van Dyke Parks released their version of the song on US Independence Day, July 4, 2018.
The Immigrants was No 25 on critic Jon Pareles’ list in the New York Times article The 65 Best Songs of 2018. The list was published Thursday. (Coincidentally, No 10 on his list was I Like It by rapper Cardi B, whose mother is Trinidadian.)
Gaby Moreno & Van Dyke Parks - The Immigrants
Gaby Moreno and Van Dyke Parks perform David Rudder's 1998 song "The Immigrants." The song is available to download and stream at http://smarturl.it/TheImmigrants. Proceeds will be donated to the Central American Resource Center of California (CARECEN), a community-based, nonprofit organization whose mission is to empower Central Americans and all immigrants by defending human and civil rights, working for social and economic justice, and promoting cultural diversity: http://www.carecen-la.org/
David Rudder's 'The Immigrants' done by the Vandyke Parks
Congrats to you King David. Trini to de Bone Forever. You make us Proud. Thanks .