A voice for the people.
Reymar Perdomo is using her voice to speak up for the people of Venezuela and her song, “Me Fui” is quickly becoming an anthem for the immigration crisis. Perdomo and thousands like her, fled Venezuela in hopes of better opportunities. In 2017 Reymar made her way to Peru in search of better music opportunities.
Now, in 2019, she has brought together some of the best voices in the Latin Music world to sing her anthem for hope. Raquel Sofia, Fonseca, Fanny Lu and Sebastian Yatra are just some of the artists featured on “Me Fui”.
At a time when the conversations around the immigration crisis are often heartbreaking and tend to sound like frustrated cries for help; Perdomo has created an anthem that still finds a way to reach for the hope. We’d be naive to assume that this issue is unique to the American experience, when it’s very clearly a world-wide issue and when people are fleeing their homes they often try to find solace in other Latin American countries.
Which may just be why Perdomo’s song is striking a chord with so many people.
I understand that the world is slowly falling apart and that we can barely keep up with the gut-wrenching daily news cycle but let us not forget that the immigration crisis is still very real. The United States is still holding human beings in cages, separating children from their parents and brushing deaths in said cages under the rug. All of that, while this administration finds a way to call the need for these harsh conditions, patriotic.
I often feel lost and absolutely hopeless but I am so happy to know that people like Reymar Perdomo exist and that they are making the world a better place, one beautiful song at a time.