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Why, we asked ourselves, would these RelaxMusic people upload scores of allegedly ethnic or national background music videos to YouTube? If people play them as background audio, they will not be looking at — and clicking on — ads, so the uploaders will not make money. Is it a public service? Some kind alternative facts thing? We don’t know. On the other hand, you can enjoy two hours of uncredited, unnamed mariachi (and other Mexican) muzak right here.

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East Los musicians Las Cafeteras have long made political progress a signature element of their sound and the band’s new single continues the tradition.

If I Was President — released on Monday, Presidents Day — starts with the son jarocho song Señor Presidente and “then flows into a bilingual hip hop-folk fusion, with lyrics that make you dream, think, come up with alternatives.”

Read more at UNIVISION.

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Our historic President knows more about Black History Month than the last President, who was not so historic.

And instead of teaching us in American, the President is going to speak English to you, you know, to class up the history of this carnage-loving people, his African-Americans.

Our speech researchers here at the National Pochismo Institute took Wednesday’s speech transcript and ran it through a text-to-speech thang with a British-accented robo-bloke. And it sounds classy! You’ve never heard classy as bigly as this — all the words — the best words — plus a Ben Carson shoutout — and some bragging, lots of lies, and ignorance in abundance. Not to mention dissing CNN and non sequitors, slang, and muddled thinking. You’re welcome, mate.

Mira el transcript, with notes from POCHO’s Comic Saenz, and audio below: [Mas…]

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POCHO Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz stopped by WGBH in Boston today to record an interview (audio and video) for Public Radio International’s The World with Carol Hills.

It sounds like he made some new friends in Boston:

Alcaraz is a strong believer in laughing during hard times. And that’s where satire comes in. Coping with humor is something he learned from his Mexican parents. “It’s kind of the Mexican national pastime. I was just telling my Uber driver that the US has become Mexico. That’s why we all have 10 jobs.”

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“We don’t want your tiny hands anywhere near our underpants!” Fiona Apple sings.

Everyone, now:

WE DON’T WANT YOUR TINY HANDS
ANYWHERE NEAR OUR UNDERPANTS!

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LatinoUSA’s Antonia Cereijido writes the intro:

If you go to a high-end restaurant in New York City, there’s a good chance that you’re dining among some of the wealthiest Mexicans in the world and being served by some of the poorest. This story was produced in collaboration with Round Earth Media. Tyler Kelley is a co-reporter on the piece.

[Mariachi Restaurant in Astoria, Queens, NY, photographed by Aude. Some rights reserved.]

DREAMer from Georgia, back in DF, tries to fit in (NPR audio)

by Moctezuma Cortés December 12, 2016 Audio

Yovany Diaz was brought to the U.S. without papers when he was only seven, and he grew up in Georgia, speaking English. When his mom’s health issues required him to move “back” to Mexico City, this all-American ice hockey loving pocho found himself in a strange new world, even though it was “home.” James Frederick […]

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¡Orale! We’re getting $5.2 million for Christmas! (audio)

by MR. UDEAGHA OLUCHUKWU November 28, 2016 Audio
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OMG! We’re getting a $5.2 million ATM Card for Christmas! Here are the deets: GOOD DAY MY FRIEND. How are you, and with your family, All the arragement is done about your ATM CARD,there is no problem again but i let you know that . Our ATM DEPARTMENT OFFICE Benin republic here are delivery your […]

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Songwriting therapy: When everything is f—-d, keep on going (audio)

by Josh Millard November 22, 2016 Audio
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I wrote a little pep talk, for myself and for anyone else who needs one, as we wade through the fuckedness of all this. Catchy and short and angry and upbeat and exactly a minute long. [NSFW F-bomb.]   [Music and art by METAFILTER main man CORTEX aka Josh Millard.]

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RIP y QDEP: Ramón ‘Chunky’ Sanchez, pocho hero of San Diego

by Lalo Alcaraz October 31, 2016 Audio

I was sad to hear that San Diego and Barrio Logan Chicano icon Ramón “Chunky” Sanchez passed away Friday at the age of 65. Born in 1951 in Blythe, California, Chunky learned to play music from his family, and lived his childhood as a migrant farmworker. He left the farm he worked with his father […]

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Latinos boo Senator ‘Little’ Marco Rubio at Orlando fiesta (audio, video)

by Bronco del Camino October 26, 2016 Audio
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If was not a fun fiesta for Senator Marco Rubio (R-FLA) Sunday when Orlando festival goers greeted his appearance with a chorus of yells, jeers and boos. NPR reports: Florida Sen. Marco Rubio got booed off a stage in Orlando on Sunday, by a crowd that was overwhelmingly Latino. It happened at Calle Orange, a […]

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Señor El Trumpón, El Cabrón: Chinga tú dinero! (audio, lyrics)

by Soy Capitan October 14, 2016 Audio
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POCHO amigos songwriters and singers Tapia Corel y Jim Rhodes (aka Partners in Crime) present Trumpón, “…inspired by the antics of Donald Trump, who has continued to defy disbelief, no matter what he says or does.” Los lyrics:

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‘That Mexican Thing Again’ ringtones make America great again (audio)

by Comic Saenz October 6, 2016 Audio
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Make America Great Again with Mike Pence That Mexican Thing Again ringtones. They’re the perfect audio identifiers for those extra especial phone calls!

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De Nalgas: We are culeros, here to wake you up (NSFW audio, lyrics)

by Soy Capitan September 28, 2016 Audio

Mexico City punk rockers De Nalgas’ (On Your Butt) new single, Pare de Sufrir Pare de Mamar (Stop Suffering, Stop Fucking Up) from the album Vulgar Dulce Hogar, has some deep feels about celebrity vs ability in the music world. POCHO scored the Mexclusive NSFW lyrics in Spanish and English to spread the word. [Adult […]

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Fantastic Four fight ‘The Hate Monger’ (Marvel Comics radio show)

by Comic Saenz August 29, 2016 Audio
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The superhero gang just want a regular Fantastic Four superhero kinda day, but things are a little off kilter: An evil character called The Hate Monger is causing a massive disturbance in the Force with his hateful rhetoric. ComicVine @ GameSpot sets it up: The FF go out and run into the Hate-Monger. The Hate-Monger […]

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Beck vs Mexican Institute of Sound: ‘WOW/GUAU’ (YouTube audio)

by Soy Capitan August 17, 2016 Audio
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The cumbia-flavored remix of Beck’s WOW aka GUAU by Mexican Institute of Sound is now on YouTube and we’re sharing here so you don’t have to deal with pinche Spotify. You’re guelcome. 🙂 POCHO MEXCLUSIVE PHOTO:

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LatinoUSA: The mysterious origins of Navajo fry bread tacos (audio)

by MOSCA MEXICAN August 5, 2016 Audio
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What is the deal on these so-called Navajo tacos, anyhow? NPR’s Anne Hoffman and Maria Hinojosa of LatinoUSA are looking for answers:

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Massive Attack and Hope Sandoval: ‘The Spoils’ (YouTube audio)

by QUESO QUESEM August 1, 2016 Audio
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Our favorite East Los singer, Hope Sandoval, teams up with Massive Attack in this (so far audio only) release of The Spoils. The new music is officially available via the band’s smartphone app. Sandoval and Massive Attack also collaborated on this 2010 song, Paradise Circus:

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NEW SPONSOR: Bill O’Reilly’s White House Slave Diet (audio)

by Comic Saenz August 1, 2016 Audio
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Happy 4th of July! ‘Star Spanglish Banner’ by Horchata Ice (audio)

by QUESO QUESEM July 2, 2016 Audio
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Here’s one from the vaults! Is Star Spanglish Banner a lost track from INSANE IN THE BRAIN, the unreleased 2007 album that was the subject of speculation, lawsuits and at least two shootings? Those close to HORCHATA ICE (photo) won’t say. And those ties to Biggie and Tupac? Don’t go there.  

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Olmeca to the kids: ‘Dump Trump and F* the Police’ (audio)

by Soy Capitan June 23, 2016 Audio
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“Dump Trump?” “F* the police”? Wassup with that? “I wrote this for the kids!,” hip hop artist and activist Olmeca says. He explains it this way::

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Nevada riot grrrl + SoCal pocho = PDX duo Tallwomen (audio)

by Soy Capitan June 21, 2016 Audio
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Tallwomen by Tallwomen   Drummer David Jacobo is a SoCal pocho (Sylmar/Van Nuys/East Los) who works as an educator with special need kids in Portland. Guitarist Cassi Blum. from Reno, Nevada via the East Coast, is a PDX barista. Together for just six months, the two kick it old school Black Flag style as indie […]

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Hopeful candidates begin election year Hispandering (audio)

by Comic Saenz June 13, 2016 Audio
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As the election cycle heats up, hopeful candidates try to gain Hispanic/Latino support, but we won’t get fooled again. POCHO Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz and POCHO Associate Naranjero Gustavo ¡Ask a Mexican! Arellano spill the Hispandering beans on Maria Hinojosa’s Latino USA.

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Los Cenzontles: ELO’s “I can’t get it out of my head” (video)

by Soy Capitan June 13, 2016 Audio
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Electric Light Orchestra’s I can’t get it out of my head is the lastest pop music cover from Los Cenzontles (The Mockingbirds). PREVIOUSLY ON LOS CENZONTLES COVERS:

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