'Avatar'-Inspired Song by Victor-E of El Vuh
Clearly, for Victor-E, the blockbuster hit was more than just an entertaining movie with dazzling special effects. It functions as an opportunity to voice his views about history as well. The chorus of the song ends in the words "Avatar is not beyond this star," and asks listeners to review the plot line of the film, in which Pandora and its indigenous Na'vi population face destructive colonization as an analogy of what has happened here on Earth.
"Avatar the Song" is just one of many interpretative takes inspired by the popular film to emerge this year. In another example, this February protesters along the West Bank in Palestine dressed up as the Na'vi people to align their cause with Avatar.
This also isn't the first time El Vuh's MC's have taken to the mic to comment on indigenous issues portrayed in major motion pictures. Before "Avatar the Song," the group tackled Mel Gibson's Apocalypto with harsh lyrics. No word yet, however, from Victor-E if his latest offering will be included in the group's
In the meantime, the underground hip-hop group opened for Wu-Tang Clan's Ghostface Killah at a sold-out show at the Roxy last month, and they have another video out for their first single "Ciudad Celestial" off of their