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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’ (video)

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 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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A Tribe Called Red: Stadium Anti-Racist Pow Wow Chant (audio)

by Soy Capitan June 3, 2016 Audio
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Canadian First Nations DJ Crew A Tribe Called Red mixes up traditional sounds with future sonics and they want you to use this song instead of racist mascot chants in sports arenas. TheFader.com explains:

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New on Entrepodcast: WePupy – AirBnB for bathroom sharing (audio)

by Comic Saenz May 24, 2016 Audio
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In this week’s Episode #74 of Entrepod, the podcast for wannabe entrepreneurs, host Adam Buckholtz (photo) speaks with Bay Area entrepreneur Genesee Flashpan. She’s flushed with pride about WePupy — a new app that wipes “the sharing economy” and sanitizes it for your protection. When you have to go, you have to go, and WePupy […]

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The Chavez Ravine is a SoCal band ready to ‘Touch Down’ (audio)

by Soy Capitan May 24, 2016 Audio
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The three homies who comprise a band named after the Mexican barrio destroyed to build Dodger Stadium (photo) — The Chavez Ravine — are out with a new tune: Touch Down. PREVIOUSLY ON THE CHAVEZ RAVINE:

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Los Supercivicos: Satirical super hero citizens of Mexico City (audio)

by Andalé Mono May 23, 2016 Audio

Los Supercivicos, Mexico’s City’s self-appointed superhero vigilantes, wield the wicked sword of satire as they fight for truth, justice and the Mexican Way. Zakiya Gibbons reports for NPR’s LatinoUSA: Alex Marin y Kall and Arturo Hernández are redefining crime-fighting in Mexico City with their comedy group, Los Supercívicos. Armed with comedy and a camera, the […]

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Dank beats from L.A.’s Goblins from Mars: ‘King Taco’ (audio)

by Soy Capitan May 11, 2016 Audio
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The “two dudes from Los Angeles, California that make some dank beats fam” create magic free open source music as the Goblins from Mars. They’re on Facebook, of course, and they have this new cool reggae tune out on SoundCloud called King Taco. Is it an ode to the famous taqueria in East Los? We […]

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OC cumbia punks Thee Commons debut ‘Foolish King’ (audio)

by Soy Capitan May 10, 2016 Audio
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Fullerton, California’s finest psychedelic cumbia punk rockers Thee Commons have released the first track from their album Loteria Tribal. The Orange County group’s edgy Foolish King comes as the band begins a national tour this summer.

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WAR (the OG band): ‘Cinco de Mayo’ (1981 complete)

by Comic Saenz May 5, 2016 Audio
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This 1981 single from WAR was the first time many non-Latinos heard of Cinco de Mayo. This photo shows the original guys at the Sunset Grill (7439 Sunset, next to their offices (Far Out Productions) at 7417 Sunset. The Guitar Center swallowed up 7417 a while back. L-R: Charles Miller (sax, RIP), Lonnie Jordan (keyboards, […]

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Three poems from Mexington, KY by Profe. Steven Alvarez (audio)

by Comic Saenz May 2, 2016 Audio
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Steven Alvarez, POCHO amigo and Assistant Professor (Writing Rhetoric and Digital Media, Latin America Studies, English) at the University of Kentucky, teaches a course called Mexington, about the growing community of Mexican Americans in UKY’s hometown, Lexington. He’s a poet, too. CON PAPELES / CON DIGNIDAD 0:03to my left is Appalachicano see & down the […]

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Kosher for Passover nachos, and rice and beans (video, audio)

by Barney Asada April 28, 2016 Audio
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The Jewish celebration of Passover is a week-long Feast of Unleavened Bread, or “matzo” in Hebrew. Most Jews stick to matzo and avoid regular bread, wheat products, rice, corn, and beans. This may change, though, since an 800-year-old religious ban on rice and beans was just overturned. Ingenious cooks over the centuries have found ways […]

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Los Cenzontles: Randy Newman’s “Memo to My Son” (video, lyrics)

by Soy Capitan April 25, 2016 Audio
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Los Cenzontles cover Randy Newman’s Memo To My Son. Mira los lyrics:

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