Colombian musician Juanés and “Glory” singer John Legend came together to draw more eyes to immigration and mass incarceration issues. Both singers put on an impromptu show outside a jail in Eloy, Arizona, 60 miles outside of Phoenix. As advocacy groups and relatives of detainees protested, Juanés played the guitar and Legend rocked the piano on a flatbed, pick-up truck across the street from the Eloy Detention Center.
“The reason why we’re here, one, is because we want to bear witness to what’s happening so we could tell the world about it,” Legend said to a cheering crowd.
The Grammy winners performed Bob Marley’s “Redemption Song” together and performed two of their own songs while the crowd chanted phrases nearby like “Si se puede” and “Not one more deportation.” Before their performance, Legend and Juanés got to take a tour of the detention center and spoke to detainees, to which Juanés described as “heartbreaking.”...Read more at VIBE
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