Mana Releases the Official Music Video for Latest Single “La Prisión”

It’s prison time for Maná

The Mexican pop rock band has released an empowering breakup anthem as the second single to their chart-topping new album, Cama Incendiada.


“I’m going to free myself, I won’t be back in your prison,” sings Fher Olvera in the aptly titled “La Prisión,” the video for which is also out now via the band’s YouTube channel.

Shot by their frequent collaborator Pablo Croce, the video features a couple entangled in a toxic relationship interspersed with shots of the band members rocking out in the Mojave Desert.

The song is the follow-up to the band’s chart-topping single “Mi Verdad,” featuring Shakira. The video has garnered more than 42 million views on YouTube.

Maná, whose tour in support of Cama Incendiada starts June 10 in San Diego, recently presented a $250,000 check to the Hispanic Scholarship Fund on behalf of tour sponsor Montejo beer.

The tour will hit 14 U.S. cities and will wrap in July.

Olmos Participates in Hispanic Scholarship Fund Campaign Aimed at Getting More Latinos Enrolled in College

Edward James Olmos is telling parents to stand and deliver when it comes to their children and their futures…

This Hispanic Heritage Month, the 67-year-old Mexican American actor is among the Latino celebrities making parents aware of the many resources available to help them send their kids to college.

Edward James Olmos

Olmos recorded a public service announcement (PSA) to encourage Hispanic parents to look into scholarships and planning tools for their children.

The campaign, launched by the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) and the Ad Council, aims to offer access to the resources Latino parents need to help their children prepare, plan, and pay for college.

Today, Hispanics make up 19 percent of college students from the ages of 18 to 24, a number that is up from 12 percent in 2008, according to the HSF.

The PSA campaign empowers parents to help their children navigate the college application process and access the resources and support needed to excel in their studies and graduate.

According to a 2009 Pew Hispanic Center survey, 88% of Latinos ages 16 and older agreed that a college degree is necessary to get ahead in life today, as compared to only 74% of all Americans ages 16 and older.

Other celebrities filming PSAs include CSI: Miami alum Adam Rodriguez and Univision co-anchors Jorge Ramos and María Elena Salinas.

Suds, Songs & Scholarships? Durcal Performing at Laudromats for Education…

Christina Aguilera may croon about workin‘ at the “Car Wash But Mexican singer Shaila Durcal is takin’ it a step further. She’s actually performing at laundromats.

The 32-year-old Spanish singer-songwriter is serenading audiences at lavanderías in Miami and Los Angeles to raise awareness for a college scholarship fund for Latinos.

Durcal’s mariachi-accompanied performances are aimed at highlighting the Hispanic Scholarship Fund‘s Gracias Mama program, which recognizes mothers and their role in their children’s academic success. It’s part of

“I am very happy to be part of this program,” says the Latin Grammy nominated singer of her participation in the “Take a Load Off” events, which are sponsored by Clorox. “because it recognizes all those moms who encourage their children to make education a priority in order to help them succeed in life.”

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund is currently accepting applications for the education scholarships, which require a 500-word essay describing the role the applicant’s mom or mother figure has played in their education.

“Since I was a child, I dreamed of being an artist, and my mother always encouraged me to follow my dream,” says the daughter of the late Rocio Durcal, the beloved Spanish singer who has sold 53 million records worldwide. “But [she] also taught me the importance of going to school and getting an education.”

The deadline for applications is January 17, 2012. HSF will select five students to each receive one $12,000 scholarship, as well as a $500 spa day certificate for their mom or mother figure.

Click here for more information on the Gracias Mama scholarship program.

Meanwhile, Durcal’s latest album, “Así,” will be released on November 11.