Los Rakas Make Their Live European Debut THIS SATURDAY For A Double Header in Amsterdam for Converse Cons Launch & Belgium For Afro-Latino Festival With Daddy Yankee, Busy Signal, Farruko & More!
MTV3 Will Premiere “Chica de Mi Corazón” – Follow-Up To Video “Sueño Americano” On Friday, June 27th @ 10 AM! Click To Watch Trailer:
Following up the video for “Sueño Americano” is “Chica de mi Corazón,” a love letter to Raka Dun’s mother, Josefina. After living in the US for 12 years undocumented, Raka Dun was able to visit his homeland of Panama to shoot this video on Panamanian Mother’s Day – December 8, 2013 – completing the story he wanted to tell via the El Negrito Dun Dun side of Los Rakas’ debut and critically acclaimed album, “El Negrito Dun Dun & Ricardo.”
We pick up from where we left off in “Sueño Americano,” with Raka Dun’s character running away from the scene of the crime witnessed earlier juxtaposed with a younger boy running through the alley ways of the place he grew up; in this case, Nuevo Veranillo, Panama, where Raka Dun is from.
We see the beauty of some of the most neglected places of the world as El Negrito Dun Dun sings & raps about missing his mother all those years in the United States. In the video, Raka Dun’s character is in jail awaiting the execution we see in “Sueño,” with a nostalgia for the innocence and place he once called home, singing out to the woman who gave him life, who is now so far away:
“Chica de mi corazón, Te dedico esta canción, Regresa pronto a mi corazón, Chica de mi corazón” | “Girl of my heart, I dedicate this song to you, Come back soon to my heart, Girl of my heart”