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Ground-breaking standup comedian George Carlin is all in favor of free speech, but thinks the best comedy comes from punching up, not punching down, and that means not mocking gays, immigrants, women, and other vulnerable minorities. [Mas…]

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Enjoy this musical Happy Jewish New Year greeting from our friends at Temple B’Nai Pocho.

The Jewish High Holiday of Rosh HaShanah, which marks 5780 years since the Creation of the World, starts Sunday at sundown.

Happy New Year y Shanah Tovah tambien. [Mas…]

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The Honey Drippers, high school students from Jamaica, Queens, Long Island (strangely, this was Donald Trump’s home town), recorded Impeach the President in 1973. [Mas…]

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It’s International Talk Sing Like A Pirate Day and we’re please to present not only a “sea shanty” about being a pirate, but one about the Mexican-American war of the 1850s. It’s even in Wikipedia! This video of Santy Anno has music by Forebitter and Lord Cavendish manga-influenced artwork assembled by uploader LordDrakoArakis, probably not his real name.

Here’s the some of what Wikipedia says about this traditional song: [Mas…]

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Knishin in the Mission is the first new single in 10 years from Latino-Jewish collective Hip Hop Hoodíos. [Mas…]


DJ Lechero’s Cuatro Tacos serves up all the fun of Ambjaay’s UNO without the cusswords and misogyny. [Mas…]

Can true love win in the end? Mom and Dad aren’t so sure! ‘Susana’, new video from The Mariachi Ghost, shows and tells (with lyrics)

by Soy Capitan September 10, 2019 Cultura
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In the new music video from Winnipeg’s The Mariachi Ghost, Susana, mom and dad seek to separate young lovers. But cutting heart strings is a dangerous approach. Mira las palabras:

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Oakland’s Bang Data is all about the ‘Amor Califas California ❤️’ (video)

by Soy Capitan September 5, 2019 Cultura
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East Bay’s Bang Data is sure loves California, and if your city didn’t get a shout out in this video, go back and listen again. PREVIOUSLY ON BANG DATA:

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Always Look for the Union Label: Music vids for Labor Day Weekend 2019

by Comic Saenz August 31, 2019 Cultura
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It’s Labor Day Weekend! ¡Orale! Happy Labor Day Weekend! Sing along with the music that celebrates the ordinary working people who keep this country — and the world — in business: 9 to 5 from Dolly Parton, Look for the Union Label, Workin’ in a Coal Mine, This Land Is Your Land, and Solidarity Forever.

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‘El Paso’ was a hit record, so why not ‘El Pizza’? (video)

by Soy Capitan August 12, 2019 Cultura
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“Out in the West Texas town of El Paso,” Marty Robbins sang in his hit 1960 record El Paso, “I fell in love with a Mexican girl.” The popular Tex-Mex corrido inspired Houston-born musician H.B. Barnum to tell his own story of lost love.

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New from The Mariachi Ghost: ‘Cuerpo Mortal’ (music video)

by Soy Capitan July 16, 2019 Cultura
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POCHO’s favorite Mexico-inspired Canadian band, The Mariachi Ghost, has new album and new music video. Cuerpo Mortal starts out in Art Laboe’s Sunday night Latin soul oldies mode but soon moves into a dark metaphor:

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Los Lobos: Will the Wolf Survive? (classic music video)

by Comic Saenz June 15, 2019 Cultura
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How much better can it get? Will the Wolf Survive? is the 1984 music video that exploded East Los homies Los Lobos into stardom. And don’t the guys look young⁈ Released 35 ago years today! Yikes. Wikipedia: How Will the Wolf Survive? is the major label debut album of Los Lobos. In 1989, it was […]

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The Hip Hop Hoodíos drop new/old EP (3 videos!)

by Comic Saenz May 16, 2019 Cultura
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Do you know the Hip Hop Hoodios — North America’s leading Jewish Latino bi-coastal hip hop collective?

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Happy May Day 2019 from the Workers of the World (video, lyrics)

by Comic Saenz May 1, 2019 Cultura
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Enjoy the Internacional, the world-wide (Get it? It’s international!) anthem of those commie cabrones in Russia and Cuba and Venezuela and China and North Korea (and lurking in secretive anti-vaxx cells here in the Homeland but the libtard lamestream media sheeple won’t tell you that). Today, May 1, is May Day AKA International Workers’ Day, […]

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¿Do you know any songs by PIÑATA PROTEST? (music video y lyrics)

by Soy Capitan March 29, 2019 Cultura
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“¿Got any requests?” “Claro! Porfa can you play DUI, the latest music video from Piñata Protest?” You won’t believe what happened next! ¡Mira las palabras:

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‘The Cisco Kid Was A Friend of Mine’: WAR music video y cartoon

by Comic Saenz March 27, 2019 Cartoons
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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.

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¡Mira! Japanese chicas who dress like cholas I mean Chicanas (video)

by Comic Saenz March 22, 2019 Cultura
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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!

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L.A. homies Ozomatli are all about ‘Libertad’ in new jam (videos, lyrics)

by JUNCO CANCHÉ January 28, 2019 Cultura
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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 […]

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It’s time for a Native American superhero! Meet REZ WUFF (video)

by Comic Saenz January 23, 2019 Cultura
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Representation matters, and Native Americans need their own superhero too. According to The 1491s, it might go something like this ….

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Kap G’s question for the president: What’s a day without a Mexican?

by Soy Capitan January 16, 2019 Cultura
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Atlanta’s Kap G — born George Ramirez — has a question for the president:

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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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