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Old 04-27-2006, 06:51 PM   #1
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Our national anthem in Spanish - with new words?

Just saw this on the news.

Same words in Spanish? - fine.

Anything else? - no way, Jose (and a truer use for that shopworn phrase never existed)

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Old 04-27-2006, 06:55 PM   #2
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I just saw the same thing. As you say, same words, that's fine. But, to change the words, it's no longer the national anthem!!
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Old 04-27-2006, 07:30 PM   #3
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Get out! Did they give a reason as to WHY?
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Old 04-27-2006, 07:36 PM   #4
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No, no reason. They are suppose to show more tonight.
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- Touting the American Dream or Offensive Rewrite?
By JIM AVILA




April 27, 2006 — "The Star Spangled Banner" has provided the soundtrack to our national pastime since 1918, when the spirited tune debuted at a baseball game.
Now there is a new version with changes to the time-honored lyrics.
A group of Spanish music stars have presented their own take on the national anthem for Latino immigrants, in their native language, titled "Nuestro Himno" or "Our Anthem."
The idea came from music executive Adam Kidron, who sympathized with the recent immigrant demonstrations but was troubled by the number of Mexican flags in the crowd.
He hopes the new Spanish-language version of the national anthem will demonstrate Latino patriotism and encourage more American flags at the demonstrations.

"It has the passion, it has the respect, it has all of the things that you really want an anthem to have and it carries the melody," said Kidron. Altered Lyrics Tone Down Battle


"The Star Spangled Banner" has endured some extreme versions — from Jimmy Hendrix's explosive guitar rendition to one from soul signer Marvin Gaye — since Francis Scott Key first wrote the poem while watching the British bombard an American fort during the War of 1812.
The current version will likely spark debate, because it is not an exact translation. Some of the classic lyrics have been changed for rhyming reasons while other phrases were altered to soften war references. For example:
English version: And the rockets red glare, bombs bursting in air gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
Spanish version: In the fierce combat, the sign of victory, the flame of battle in step with liberty through the night it was said it was being defended.
The original author's great-great grandson, Charles Key, finds the Spanish version unpatriotic and is adamant that it should be sung only in English.
"I think its a despicable thing that someone is going into our society from another country and … changing our national anthem," Key said.
Those behind the new song say Key and others miss the point. The Spanish version is meant to show immigrant pride in a new country where they live and work.
It will be heard across the country at 7 p.m. ET tomorrow, debuting simultaneously on more than 700 Spanish language radio stations.
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Old 04-27-2006, 07:54 PM   #6
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Well, if there is so much pride, then it needs to be sung as it is sung in America!! Our fore fathers are from every country and found a language for common ground. It's seems it has all been for naught!!

I want to make clear, that my post is in no way prejudice to the Hispanic people. There are several cultures hear speaking there homeland language and I feel that if I were to go to their country, I better know their language. I feel it should be the same here. There are teachers here in Texas that are having their jobs threatened if they don't learn Spanish. I don't think that is right at all.
I have several relatives that are Hispanic and feel the same way. Do everything legally and everything is fine. Don't try to change what we have had for hundreds of years.
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I find this incredibly offensive, no matter how good the intentions may be.
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Me too, some things are beginning to be too much!
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Jose can you see by the Juan's early light?Just kidding Im just being silly!
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Jose can you see by the Juan's early light?Just kidding Im just being silly!
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