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Hurray For The Riff Raff Release Video For Pa'lante

Monday, 21 May 2018 Written by Laura Johnson

Hurray For The Riff Raff have released a video for Pa'lante.

The track features on their latest LP, 'The Navigator', which they put out in March 2017 through ATO Records.

Its accompanying short film, meanwhile, was directed by Kristian Mercado Figueroa and promotes a donation to the Prima Relief Fund, "a collective dedicated to sustaining Puerto Rico's independent music community following Hurrican Maria."

Speaking about the film, the director said:

“We really wanted to showcase talent of color, stories by people of color - it was important to me to make sure this was a diverse production that had Puerto Ricans working on it. The conditions on the island are still very poor. During the production we could all feel how painful it all was, how it’s been so long without enough help. The island is still strong, the people always positive, but you can’t help but feel the desperation and pain of the colonial condition, the sense of abandonment. Pa’lante is a very Puerto Rican mindset – be it a family struggling to stay together, or recovering from the hurricane, the Puerto Rican people are strong and they will always stand and move forward. And there is a beauty to that.”

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