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POCHO amigo and Long Beach homie Harold Ray Brown — founder of the internationally-famous funk/rock/jazz/Latin group WAR — saved and just posted this old cartoon version of the Cisco Kid Was A Friend of Mine lyrics from one of the band’s books of sheet music. The song was a hit in 1971. [Mas…]

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Connie Wang travels to Nagoya, Japan to speak with local women who dress like Chicanas. You won’t believe what happens next!


I finally saw Ozomatli perform in my San Diego barrio Friday, after years of declaring that I wouldn’t miss their next show. (Shoutout to Barrio Network for the tickets.)

I was already expecting a great show from this band I have been following for years, and was extra stoked since we would be treated with their new single Libertad.

The venue was crowded, everyone in attendance was eager to see the Ozos perform. (Boss man Lalo had told me that the band’s live performances do not disappoint, and indeed it was a riot to see them live.

Noticing the reactions of the crowd around me, Ozomatli’s music resonated with them at a personal level.

For me, hearing Cut Chemist Suite, Cumbia de los Muertos, and Saturday Night took me back to the days where I dreamed about the life I currently have. [Mas…]


Representation matters, and Native Americans need their own superhero too. According to The 1491s, it might go something like this …. [Mas…]


Atlanta’s Kap G — born George Ramirez — has a question for the president: [Mas…]

Want to join La Migra? Check out Border Patrol boot camp (video)

by Andalé Mono January 15, 2019 El Now
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The Border Patrol is looking for more agents, so Univision went to boot camp to film their military-style training and talk to the newbies. Half of the recruits, it turns out, are Latinos.

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Two versions of ‘Soy Chicano’: Flaco Jimenez vs Rumel Fuentes (videos)

by Comic Saenz January 14, 2019 Cultura
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Who does it better? The late Rumel Fuentes or Tex-Mex superstar Flaco Jimenez? Here’s Rumel: And here’s Flaco:

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Rick Trevino y Flaco Jimenez: Love, but ‘I Am A Mexican’ (video)

by Comic Saenz January 11, 2019 Cultura
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It’s a sad, sad country music tale of a “mixed love affair” gone bad. He needs America, America needs him, Rick Trevino sings, but I Am A Mexican. There’s also La Migra to keep things interesting. Tex-Mex legend Flaco Jimenez backs Trevino up on accordion, and as chance would have it sings a song on […]

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And the winner is … METALACHI and ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ (music video)

by SOY CAPITAN January 10, 2019 Cultura
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 Our favorite heavy metal mariachi band — Metalachi — serves up a spectacular video for their version of Bohemian Rhapsody, featuring special guest star Felipe Esparza. Their third album — inexplicably called Tres — is available now. PREVIOUSY ON METALACHI:

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POCHO OVAL OFFICE THEATER TRIPLE FEATURE: Blood In, Blood Out; El Norte; y Mi Vida Loca; PLUS Our Hero, Speedy Gonzales, in Mexicali Shmoes

by Comic Saenz January 8, 2019 Cultura
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Anything good on tonight? Why yes there is, and thank you for asking:

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

by Soy Capitan December 29, 2018 Cultura
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Fifty-three 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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Where is The Chavez Ravine? Lost in the ‘Bermuda Triangle’ (video)

by Comic Saenz December 7, 2018 Cultura
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 East Los rockers The Chavez Ravine‘s new music video takes us to the mysterious zone known as the Bermuda Triangle, where being buried in a shallow grave doesn’t mean your love affair is over. [Video by MANDO+KEVIN. The Chavez Ravine is Manny Nieto (vocals/guitar), Mando Lopez (bass), and Phil Guerrero (drums).]

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Los Hebrew Homies make Hanukkah potato latkes (NSFW video)

by SOY VEY November 27, 2018 Cultura
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The Jewish festival of Hanukkah חנוכה starts Sunday night, so Hebrew hermanos Jaquann and Luis prepare potato latkes (pancakes) one of the season’s signature treats. (Totally NSFW adult language.)

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WKRP in Cincinnati Thanksgiving: ‘OMG! I thought turkeys could fly!’

by JUAN E. FEVER, MD November 22, 2018 Cultura
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This is the video all the POCHODORES watch every Thanksgiving. It features WKRP’s Les Nessman reporting: I can see it now — the WKRP Holiday Helicopter is coming in low over Cincinnati!

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Election Mediation: Breathe in, breathe out, VOTE BLUE (video)

by Comic Saenz November 5, 2018 Cultura
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Radical reiki master and post-modern yoga guru Shea Depmore wants you to breathe, breathe out and VOTE BLUE.

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Dia de Los Muertos: Que és? (video)

by Bronco del Camino November 2, 2018 Cultura
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Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide on HISPANIC HALLOWEEN (video)

by Andalé Mono October 31, 2018 Cultura
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Sure, he’s a masked, knife-wielding serial killer. But she’s a Latina mom with a chancla. AAAIIIEE!

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It took us a while to figure out exactly what was in these tacos (video)

by Barney Asada October 23, 2018 Cultura
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 POYO? That’s not how you spell POLLO! What is that brown stuff? Are these corn or flour tortillas? WHAT EXACTLY IS GOING ON IN THIS VIDEO?

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Top Chef’s Katsuji Tanabe makes guacamole at his Chicago place BARRIO (video)

by Barney Asada October 19, 2018 Cultura
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View this post on Instagram Just in case u don’t already know how to make guacamole here’s a little video step by step imagine am holding your hand and yelling at u ur doing it wrong for a more authentic experience #itookarisk 🥑#MoreThanMexican. . @barriochicago 🎥 by @simon_saidd . . #chicagofood #chicagoeats #foodies #foodporn #instafood […]

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I NEED: This girl is always looking for something else (video)

by Verdana Bold October 10, 2018 Cartoons
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Magali Garcia’s I Need tells the story of a girl who is always looking for something else. Will she ever get what she wants?

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Best/worst karaoke ever? Guy sings ‘Tequila’ by The Champs (video)

by Soy Capitan September 27, 2018 Cultura
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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!

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Tacos de migas? Watch Tacos of Texas’ Episode #1 desde Austin (video)

by Barney Asada September 26, 2018 Cultura
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Austin already claims the breakfast taco as a signature dish. But can a taco filled with TORTILLA CHIPS uphold the city’s honor? “Taco journalists” Mando Rayo and Jarod Neece — reporting for IndieLens Storycast — find out that refried beans are “the Mexican mayonnaise.” [EDITOR’S NOTE: Keep an ear out for POCHO amigas Mariachi Las […]

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In San Pablito, Puebla, they still make paper the old-fashioned way – from bark (video)

by Lucida Grandé September 21, 2018 Cultura
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In San Pablito, a small village in Puebla, in southeast Mexico, the centuries-old tradition of amate paper — paper made from bark — is an important part of the local economy. It also used to part of the resistance to Spanish colonial rule. Culture Trip explains:

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