Grammy-Nominated Ximena Sariñana on New Single Aqui No Hay Pena For On The Divide Doc |Tribeca 2021 [Exclusive Interview]

Aqui No Hay Pena - Ximena Sariñana for On The Divide doc

Aqui No Hay Pena – Ximena Sariñana for On The Divide doc

Ximena Sariñana saw something special with the documentary On The Divide that helped our craft her latest new sing “Aqui No Hay Pena.”

The documentary follows three people at an abortion clinic on the border of Texas and Mexico. With different perspectives, the film shows that the abortion issue isn’t at all black and white, but with a lot of grey. Personal morals and beliefs set people apart on their views and oftentimes it can change.

For Sariñana, she wrote the song “Aqui No Hay Pena” with lyrics dedicated to bravery and encouragement in the feminist movement. It is an original song and part of the soundtrack.

The singer presented “Aqui No Hay Pena” live during a private event last night at the Mexican Consulate General’s Residence in New York City. Also, the film On The Divide made its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Here’s the official synopsis of On The Divide:

On The Divide follows the story of three Latinx people living in McAllen, Texas who, despite their views, are connected by the most unexpected of places: the last abortion clinic on the United States/Mexican border. As threats to the clinic and their personal safety mount, these three are forced to make decisions they never could have imagined.

Maya Cueva and Leah Grant directed the documentary.

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LRM Online’s Gig Patta spoke with singer Ximena Sariñana on her latest single. We talked about the themes behind her song, her activism, and her future album.

Ximena Sariñana is a Mexican singer-songwriter and actress. In 2009, she received a Grammy nomination for her debut album Mediocre. Her other albums included Ximena Sariñana (2011), No Todo lo Puedes Dar (2014), and Donde bailaran las ninas? (2019). Her upcoming album will include her latest singles “TBT 4EVER,” “Una Vez Mas,” and “A No Llorar.” Also in 2009, she won the Premio MTV for Breakthrough Artist and the nomination at Latin GRAMMYs for Best New Artist and Best Alternative Song. In 2019, she gained three nominations to the Latin GRAMMYs for Album of the Year, Record of the Year, and Best Rock Song. In the same year, she earned two MTV MIAW nominations of Best Artist: Mexico and Video of the Year awards. Last year, once again, she got another Latin Grammys nomination for Best Pop Song for her single “Una Vez Mas.”

“Aqui No Hay Pena” is now available on all digital platforms. On the Divide documentary is now currently playing at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Watch the exclusive interview below. Let us know what you think.

Source: LRM Online Exclusive, Ximena Sariñana

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Gig Patta

Gig Patta is a journalist and interviewer for LRM and Latino-Review since 2009. He was a writer for other entertainment sites in the past with Collider and IESB.net. He originally came from the world of print journalism with several years as a reporter with the San Diego Business Journal and California Review. He earned his MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management and BA in Economics from UC San Diego. Follow him on Instagram @gigpatta or Facebook @officialgigpatta.

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