Just like we reported last month, the White house is set to throw a big Cinco de Mayo fiesta, hosted by President Obama and it will include a special performance by the Mexican rock band Maná!
Now, if you think the First Family and White House staff will be the only lucky ones to enjoy the fun day, guess again! The White House official website will have a live stream right here, where you can join the celebrations starting at 3pm ET.
The band announced the exciting news last Thursday on their official Facebook page. “Hey, what’s up, this is Maná and guess what? We have been invited to the White House. Yes, you heard it. We are going to play there on Cinco de Mayo, with Mr. Obama and other guests, so we’re really looking forward to it,” band member Alex Rodríguez said. “Thank you so much for the invitation. Viva Mexico!”
Additionally and frontman Fher Olvera also told BuzzFeed News that this is something that he never saw coming. “Wow, if you had told me 25 years ago that one day the band Maná would play in the White House, I wouldn’t have believed it,” he explained. However, he does think that Mexican music and culture are “an integral part of the United States,” and him and his band couldn’t be happier to share it.
Earlier this year, Maná became the first Mexican rock band to be recognized with its own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The band, along with Carlos Santana and America Ferrera, were present at a special unveiling ceremony held on February 10, in Los Angeles, California.
“You are incredibly deserving of this recognition, » said the Honduran actress to the group. « Thank you for being what you are, not just in music, but in the world, » she added, thanking them once more for singing about difficult issues that matter in the Latino community.