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Young Latinos Create Anthem for U.S. Space Force
Miami Ensemble ‘Voices of Freedom’ Hopes
Their Composition Is Officially Adopted
MIAMI, FL, June 8, 2020 – A diverse group of young Miami musicians create an anthem for the United States Space Force (USSF), the sixth branch of the U.S. military and the first new armed service since the establishment of the independent U.S. Air Force in 1947. In honor of all the astronauts who have given their lives for mankind’s advancement, the music video was released for Memorial Day Weekend 2020.
Brothers Federico and Miguel Ernesto Arango, aka Azerak, wrote the lyrics and composed the music in hopes of getting this song to the Pentagon and the White House for approval and eventually into outer space.
“The men and women who are going to defend this world in space will need not only the right equipment for space operations but a tremendous amount of courage and bravery,” says Federico. “This song will be the rallying cry for freedom and the American spirit in space,” adds Azerak.
Before composing the United States Space Force Anthem, the Arangos created an organization called Voices of Freedom (VOF). “It is a volunteer group of young singers and musicians from high school and college who sing patriotic songs for war veterans to honor their effort and preserve the foundational values of the United States,” explains Federico.
The two composers state that if their song is officially adopted, then it would be the first time in the history of the United States that such a young and diverse group creates an anthem for a branch of the Armed Forces.
“Voices of Freedom is proud to be working on the Space Force Anthem Project. We are making a great effort to record and produce the song with very limited resources and zero budget,” comments Federico.
With this composition, the musicians have responded to the call made by General John W. Raymond, Commander of the USSF, when he recently said: "Eventually we’ll have to have a service song."
Regarding the style of the song, Azerak explains that they “preserved the traditional heroic tone of classic military marches but added the modern emotion of space.”
About Voices of Freedom:
Voices of Freedom is a non-partisan, independent, volunteer musical group put together by Emmy award winning musician and composer, Azerak, and his brother, filmmaker and musician Federico Arango in 2018. The group includes students from major South Florida schools and universities including Florida International University, Miami Dade College, John A Ferguson Sr. High, Polly Mayz Institute for the Arts and New World School of the Arts.
VOF's primary purpose is to "Sing for the Brave": musicians getting together to sing and play for veterans at different events and activities which honor current and former service members in the United States.
VOF also exists to educate young American musicians on the founding principles of the U.S. and the importance of keeping its values and history alive through traditional patriotic and military music.
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