The Black Eyed Peas have showed interest in the problems of the world in their songs. They also took part in some charity but this time it is something big for them.
“Being in Mexico is special to all of us, being from Southern California,” singer Fergie added. “They call Will a “blaxican” because he grew up with all Mexican friends and family. Taboo, of course, being of Mexican heritage. My great-grandmother is from Guanajuato (Mexico), and (Apl.de.ap) just loves the Spanish women, the Mexican women.”.
“It feels good to be able to help the youth because at one point in time we were teenagers that loved getting involved with the arts and there wasn’t really that many programs in East L.A., where I’m from,” Will.i.am, the band’s front man, said at a news conference before the show at Mexico City’s National Auditorium. He also said that his mother is very proud with their work. She is a a teacher at a California school with a large immigrant population.
The funds from the show are going to help fund educational programs for some 1,500 children according to the group. They are going to sing hits from their two releases “Elephunk” and “Monkey Business.”. They also said that they would like to work with Latino artists such as Shakira, Mana, Joan Sebastian, Alejandro Fernandez, Molotov or Los Tigres del Norte in the future, but declined to discuss reported talks on a possible collaboration with the Mexican hit RBD.