02/09/2013 08:02 pm ET

Quetzal, Chicano Rock Band, Nominated For A Grammy

Their lyrics talk about struggles you might be familiar with. It’s the first time the Grammy’s include a nomination for fandango jarocho influenced album and the Chicano rock band Quetzal from East Los Angeles is nominated in their 20 year career.

Lead singer Martha Gonzalez says that it’s an honor and shows progress in their career to be nominated for a Grammy. “Really? Wow didn’t know we would be nominated,” Gonzalez says.

She says they didn’t expect to be nominated for a Grammy but are glad they are being recognized for their hard work.

“Fandango sin fronteras” is a dialogue used between Chicanos in California and Jarochos, musicians from Veracruz, Mexico.

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