You might recognize Raye Zaragoza, social activist and singer-songwriter extraordinaire, from her previous viral videos regarding the Dakota Access Pipeline and Trump’s administration back in 2016, garnering half a million views, national media coverage, and several awards, including a Global Music Award and an Honesty Oscar.
Now she’s back with another outspoken, poignant video for her newest single, “American Dream.” Coming from a multinational background provides a lot of inspiration for Zaragoza, and her newest single aims to further her identity as a voice for women of all cultures and experiences
While the single and video seem to be universal in theme, Zaragoza cites her great-grandmother’s story as inspiration behind the single, telling of how she was forced into a boarding school to be raised by a European woman.
Her story haunts me, because so many people don’t realize the awful things that have happened in this country just within the past 100 years. The only way to move forward is to acknowledge that “change is a choice that can start with you.”
You can watch her music video here:
She’ll also be performing a few shows in the upcoming months, and you can catch her here:
Vail, CO – June 16, 2018 – Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater – Tickets
Morrison, CO – June 17, 2018 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Tickets