Since its debut in 2015, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Hamilton: An American Musical” has earned its fair share of plaudits, as much for its stunning sonic and theatrical vision as for its inclusive, progressive look at U.S. history. In particular, the song “Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down)” elicits a round of cheers in the audience whenever the characters onstage sing its now-famous line “Immigrants/We get the job done”.
Now, we’re getting a first look at the video for an entire song based off that one clarion call called, yes, “Immigrants (We Get the Job Done)”. First appearing on 2016’s “The Hamilton Mixtape” — an album-length collection of covers and interpretations of Miranda’s original songs — the searing track is now set to equally searing visuals.
Directed by Tomas Witmore (born in Sweden), the video features K’naan (born in Somalia), Residente (born in Puerto Rico), Snow Tha Product (a Mexican-American) and Riz MC (aka the British-Pakistani actor Riz Ahemd of “The Night Of” and “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”). All of the rappers included drop bars chronicling both the hardships and strong, frankly American values of immigrants to the United States. Original “Hamilton”cast member Daveed Diggs contributes as well. Throughout, the camera flows through and on top of train — not unlike that in “Snowpiercer” — in which immigrants of all stripes labor, suffer, strive and survive as they chase freedom and success. It’s all stunningly well done.
The Immigrants: We Get the Job Done Coalition is part of the Hispanic Federation 501(c)(3), the nation’s premier Latino non-profit organization. Launched in 2017, the coalition is comprised of 12 partner organizations that work throughout the United States to provide services to immigrants, refugees, and asylees, including legal representation, advocacy, and awareness campaigns. Coalition members include: ACCESS (Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Service), Alianza America, Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus, Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA), Immigration Equality, FANM, Inc./Haitian Women of Miami, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), LULAC Institute, National Day Laborers Organizing Network (NDLON), National Immigration Law Center, Tahirih Justice Center, and United We Dream.
The Hispanic Federation works locally and nationally to empower millions of Latino children, youth, and families through three essential service pillars: increasing the capacity of Hispanic grassroots organizations, advocating for social justice, and providing direct programs that transform communities.
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Official music video for Immigrants (We Get The Job Done) by K’naan featuring Residente, Riz MC & Snow Tha Product
By Gabriel Bell | Source: salon.com
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