Angelica Garcia

America, more so than perhaps any country, is made up of immigrants both trying to fit in, and still retain their roots. Angelica Garcia, a 26-year-old Mexican-Salvadoran-American from LA, is a perfect representation of that dichotomy. In the video to her hit song, Jícama, picked out last year by @barackobama as one of his favourites, Garcia is seen standing with her arms splayed out wide crucifix-style with an American flag on one arm and a Mexican flag on the other. What is she? Mexican-Salvadorean or American? The answer is both and she wants to be seen and heard by everybody just the way she is. “Jícama” is about not being seen for having a dual identity,” she declares on her website. “Though people often don’t know where to put me, I proudly wear both sides of my identity.” This exciting new artist has a voice so confident and full of vitality, she seems to carry the hopes and dreams of a whole generation of immigrants.


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