Cobra Starship performed at the Hofstra University (NY) for their Fall Festival yesterday. The Photos are in high quality – so please check their full size on the Gallery – and from the Hofstra University.
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As you know Gabe was speaking at the Hofstra University for the 1st National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday (Sep 25). Photos by Voto Latino and Hofstra.
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“I’m feeling sexy today,” said Latino actor Wilmer Valderrama, wearing a clean gray suit as he addressed students in Student Center Plaza Room West with Cobra Starship’s lead singer Gabe Saporta on Tuesday.
Both were speaking on behalf of Voto Latino, a non-partisan organization, which seeks to get Latinos and young voters to register to vote.
Hosted by HOLA (Hofstra Organization of Latin Americans), Phi Iota Alpha and Delta Phi Epsilon, students got the opportunity to register to vote and listen to some big names in entertainment speak about the importance of youth involvement in the coming election.
The quick formation and promotion of this event came after Jose L. Rivera, president of the University’s Phi Iota Alpha chapter, received a request last week from a member of his fraternity that works closely with celebrities.
“It was literally last minute, so we were trying to promote with Twitter, on Facebook, trying to get as many people here as possible,” said Rivera. “I’m usually a good worker under pressure.”
While Rivera’s main goal was to get students to register to vote, he also wanted the event to create awareness of issues that currently affect Latino voters.
“For me, it’s immigration reform,” said Rivera. “I have a lot of immigrant friends…Their parents are not citizens and with this new law Obama is passing, they can have the opportunity to become citizens and I don’t want to see myself lose a lot of friends because they’re not from here.”
Saporta, born in Uruguay, immigrated to the United States when he was four years old. He recalled how other countries approach politics differently compared to America.
“Being involved in the political process was a dangerous thing,” said Saporta. “In America, it’s such a right and a luxury.”
sltrib.com was writing about swedish songwriters Rami Yacoub and Carl Falk and reported Nicki Minaj’ hit song “Starship” was actually written for Cobra Starship!
As for Minaj’ Cobrs smash “Starships,” it wasn’t even written with her in mind. The hip-hop song was written for the pop-rock band Cobra Starship, who passed on the song. Minaj and her management swooped in to grab the song, and it became the first single from her second studio album, “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded.”
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