Tonight, Thursday, November 20, the Latin music industry gears up for its most glittery night. It’s time for the Latin Grammys, this year held at the MGM Grand Resort in Las Vegas and broadcast on Fusion parent network Univision.
But a far more serious announcement precedes the star-studded affair–at 8 p.m. EDT, President Barack Obama will announce his plans regarding executive action on immigration. It’s heavy stuff, to be sure, but the most socially engaged nominees for the Latin Grammys have long been wrestling with issues of immigration and social justice.
Fusion caught up with nominees Henry D’Arthenay, of La Vida Boheme, and Pau Donés, of Jarabe de Palo, for their take on the day’s most pressing issues. Besides the issues of borders, the missing students of Ayotzinapa loom large–if we don’t find the truth, says D’Arthenay, we’re all sheeps headed to slaughter.
Check out what both D’Arthenay and Donés had to say in the video above, and keep up with Fusion’s coverage of the Latin Grammys on Twitter via @FusionIsPop, starting at 8 p.m. EDT.