Mana Become FIRST Mexican Rock Band With Hollywood At Walk of Fame Star

Published on February 11, 2016

MANA have officially become the first Mexican rock band with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame after unveiling the honour on Wednesday (10Feb16).

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The rockers are celebrating 30 years as a band this year (16), and in recognition of their impressive contribution to music, they were saluted at a ceremony outside the offices of concert promotions company Live Nation by industry professionals and friends, including musician Carlos Santana and actress America Ferrera.

During her speech acknowledging the group’s success, the Ugly Betty star praised the foursome’s dedication to activism within the Latino community.

“You have been pioneers in this industry and nothing short of revolutionary,” she said. “We thank you for the music, where you sing about important issues that matter to our community, like immigration and human rights, but we also thank you for your tireless dedication toward promoting human dignity and respect.”

She continued, “You have used your platform to amplify all of our voices in issues like same-sex marriage and women’s rights. You unite against hate, refuse to sit by idly, you see an urgency to address an issue and you act swiftly. You sent a clear message that our voices ring louder when we are united against hate.”

On the eve of the star unveiling, Mana announced the launch of their Latino Power Tour in the U.S., during which the band’s will urge Latinos to vote throughout America.

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“We have baptised our new tour ‘Latino Power,’ because with the strength of their collective vote this year, U.S. Latinos can further empower our community – demanding more respect and effecting real change in the living conditions and opportunities for our people,” frontman Fher Olvera said in a statement.

The tour kicks off in San Diego, California on 9 September (16) and ends on 9 November (16), the day after the U.S. Presidential Election.

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