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We don’t know where or when this was recorded, but this guy performing a karaoke version of Tequila by The Champs totally nails it. He didn’t even have to look at the lyrics!


Los Super Hits puts together the Mexican songs you never wanted to hear again in an box set you don’t need. And let us all say: “Is that Super Hits? Turn it up, vato!” Video by ComediaAGoGo.com. [NSFW F-bomb.] Thanks to POCHO amigo Kurly for the link.


SoCal punqueros Manic Hispanic persist in their brave/loco plan to drop a new recording every week. Lowriders for Mars is from their soon-to-be-released EP Al Rato and Thanks for All the Chanklas. [NSFW F-bomb at the end.]

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Making good on their threat to release a new song every week, So Cal homies Manic Hispanic ask you to consider this ode to Mexican moms everywhere: Chankla Abuser. [Barely audible F-bomb.]

Confused? ¡Mira los lyrics!: [Mas…]


Mas Chingones is the latest new musica (new song every week for new LP Back In Brown) from Manic Hispanic — the guys are “vatos locos brown and down.” [Some NSFW adult language.]

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Life is crazy and it’s hard to keep it together, but we must persist for the children. Bang Data’s new music video is puro Loco. That’s why it’s also the title track from Oakland-based alternative band’s third studio album. [NSFW F-bomb.]

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Chillest music vid ever: Mexican national anthem on ICE 45 RPM record

by QUESO KASEM February 26, 2018 Audio
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During the 1990s, when Luis Echeverría Álvarez was president of Mexico, technicians recorded a presentation of Mexicanos, al grito de guerra, the Mexican national anthem. In 2014, artist Iván Abreu “pressed” the anthem onto a 7-inch 45-RPM record made of ice. Listen before it melts! Or maybe listen WHILE it melts, starting about two minutes […]

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Metal AF music video: The Chavez Ravine present ‘Citywide’

by Soy Capitan February 8, 2018 Cultura

When this video arrived it was accompanied by this message, and we couldn’t say it better:

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New Tierra tune goes out to all you lovers out there: ‘Oh Bama’ (video)

by Soy Capitan January 8, 2018 Cultura
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🎶 We had a Prez, Oh Bama was his name…🎶 Chicano superstars Tierra channel the spirit of dead Pacoima pocho Ritchie Valens’ hit Oh, Donna in Oh, Bama, a love song for President Obama. We miss him, too.

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52 Years Ago in East Los: ‘Happy New Year Baby’ from The Sisters

by Soy Capitan December 31, 2017 Cultura
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Fifty-two years go – 1965 – big hair and girl groups were what all the cool kids dug in East Los Angeles. Sisters Rosella, Ersi, and Mary Arvizu believed they could be the next Supremes — even before there were Supremes. They called themselves The Sisters. Mark Guerrero, son of Chicano music legend Lalo Guerrero, […]

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You might be Mexican … if you know ‘Mi Burrito Sabanero’ (video)

by Soy Capitan December 21, 2017 Cultura
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It’s the Mexican children’s song everyone sings over Christmas. Do you know the words? Here they are! Question: WTH is “tuki tuki”?

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“When you’re rich, they let you do anything!” (music video)

by Soy Capitan December 8, 2017 Cartoons
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“When you’re rich, they let you do anything!” said The Man in the Big Leather Chair. Music video by Gary Burr.

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Lila Downs sings ‘La Llorona’ at Hollywood cemetery (live music video)

by Soy Capitan October 24, 2017 El Now
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It was a dark and scary night at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in 2009, and got even scarier when Lila Downs sang the classic cancion about the haunted weeping apparition, La LLorona, in this just-uploaded video. PREVIOUSLY ON LA LLORONA:

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Los Cenzontles, David Hidalgo: Robert Palmer’s “Every Kinda People”

by Soy Capitan October 16, 2017 Cultura
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Los Cenzontles (The Mockingbirds) and David Hidalgo of Los Lobos team up for a fresh Chicano version of Robert Palmer’s Every Kinda People. PREVIOUSLY ON LOS CENZONTLES: Los Cenzontles: Soy Mexico-Americano (video) PREVIOUSLY ON LOS LOBOS: LOS LOBOS: Will the Wolf Survive? (original 1989 music video)

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Que spooky! Mira ‘Los Jinetes en el Cielo/Ghost Riders in the Sky’

by Soy Capitan October 10, 2017 Cultura
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The surf guitar cowboy classic Ghost Riders in the Sky/Jinetes en el Cielo lives to ride again in this new version by Los Baby’s.

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#TBT ThrowBackThursday: When Yugo-Mex ruled (audio, video)

by Soy Capitan September 28, 2017 Audio
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In the mid-’60s, Mexican mariachi music ruled the airwaves in Yugoslavia. Singers sported charro suits and sombreros, typical mariachi garb, with typically Slavic names. Public Radio International has the story:   Here’s a video example:

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This music vid goes out to all the Buenos Aires ‘Cuidacoches’

by Soy Capitan September 21, 2017 Cartoons
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Argentina’s Dante Zaballa made this music video for his primo Tall Juan who was born in Argentina but now lives in Queens. CONTEXT: In Buenos Aires, semi-organized squads of cuidacoches — guys who ask for “tips” to “watch your car” — are a way of surviving on the street for some, and an extortion racket […]

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Eric Holland: It’s time for ‘Amnistia’ again (music video)

by ZACK A. TEXAS September 18, 2017 Cultura
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Eric Holland, a former Arizona ESL teacher who moved to Mexico, writes and sings amazing songs about the border. His Amnistia, which we first featured four years ago, paints a picture we’d all like to see! [Video by Danny Worms.] PREVIOUSLY ON ERIC HOLLAND:

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Manic Hispanic: ‘The I.N.S. took my novia away!’ (NSFW video)

by Soy Capitan September 15, 2017 Audio
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“She left Santana in a Chevrolet, to visit her tia in East L.A. — but she never got there!” [F-bomb.] SoCal punks Manic Hispanic’s 2003 version of a Ramones tune takes on new relevance with Trump’s DACA threats. The I.N.S. Took My Novia Away is from the CD/album Mijo Goes to Jr. College.

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It’s a tango! It’s ragtime! It’s ‘El Apache Argentino’ (videos)

by Soy Capitan August 29, 2017 Cultura
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What do we know about Uruguayan-turned-Argentinian pianist and composer Manuel Aróztegui? Not too much other than he wrote this crazy cool tune at the turn of the last century — i.e, 1900! Here’s the composer’s “ragtime tango” El Apache Argentino as performed by Juanjo Domínguez on classical guitar. And here’s the same tune on ragtime […]

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Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds: OMG! ‘La Araña’ (video)

by Soy Capitan August 23, 2017 Cultura
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Ick! There is this spider — La Araña — crawling on me. In Southern Califas’ San Gabriel Valley, Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds’s house party gets scary.

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‘When Mexican Joe Met Jole Blon’ (1953 YouTube music, lyrics)

by Soy Capitan August 14, 2017 Audio
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A story of cross-border romance — a mojado and a Cajun queen — are the stars of country singer’s Hank Snow’s Mexican Joe and Joli Blon, released on 78 RPM disk in 1953. Here are the lyrics and guitar chords (via Genius Lyrics) so you can sing and play along!

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POCHO History 101: Lalo Guerrero’s ‘Ballad of Pancho Lopez’ (video)

by Soy Capitan August 10, 2017 Audio
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A true life story from the Mexican Revolution and a mojado’s migration from Chihuahua to Califas come alive as our Chicano musical hero Lalo Guerrero shares The Ballad of Pancho Lopez.

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Mexican Guitar Quartet is all about ‘Bluezilian’ (video)

by Soy Capitan August 3, 2017 Cultura
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Chingon classical/jazz/experimental fusion from the Mexican Guitar Quartet: Arturo Hernandez, Victor Garcia, Falu Dominguez y Francisco Villegas. The song is Bluezilian by Clarice Assad. It’s not easy listening. Listen hard and you’ll hear flamenco, blues, rock, Bach, jazz, and some musical jokes. We dig it.

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