Los Cenzontles


Superstar singer-songwriter Jackson Browne teams up with POCHO faves Los Cenzontles (the Mockingbords) for The Dreamer, a new video. [Mas…]

Los Cenzontles (The Mockingbirds) and David Hidalgo of Los Lobos team up for a fresh Chicano version of Robert Palmer’s Every Kinda People.

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This homage to Mexican braceros sets archival photos and portraits to Best of Me by Los Cenzontles with David Hidalgo of Los Lobos and Taj Mahal from their American Horizon CD. [Portraits by Craig Sherod. Edited by Maureen Gosling.]

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POCHO faves La Santa Cecilia (Marisoul on vocals) team up with Mexican rockabilly band Rebel Cats on a new, live version of Soy Mexican-Americano. The video was shot at Be Bops, a 1950s-style American diner in Mexico City. If there was a washboard in addition to the cajon, we’d call this zydeco.

Here’s Los Cenzontles’ version of the song, which is on heavy rotation at POCHO World Headquarters in East Los:

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Raza roots collective Los Cenzontles strip Bob Dylan’s Hey, Mr. Tambourine Man back to the basics (the lyrics) and then build it back up en estilo Latino. That’s Eugene Rodriguez, vocals, Lucina Rodriguez and Fabiola Trujillo, chorus, Emiliano Rodriguez, bass, Carlos Caro, bongo, shaker, guiro, tambourine, and Silvestre Martinez, cajon, congas.

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Bruce Langhorne, Bob Dylan’s long-time guitarist, and the inspiration for Mr. Tambourine Man, died recently. [Mas…]


You can’t run to try to hide away
Here it comes, here comes Election Day
Where you are, never really far away
Good morning, Aztlan!

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Los Cenzontles: It takes ‘Every Kind of People’ (music video)

by Soy Capitan September 12, 2016 Cultura
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He was just an ordinary guy, but he had an extraordinary day. Los Cenzontles (The Mockingbirds) re-imagine Robert Palmer’s Every Kind of People. PREVIOUSLY ON LOS CENZONTLES:

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Los Cenzontles: I’ve looked at clouds from ‘Both Sides Now’ (video)

by Soy Capitan July 6, 2016 Cultura
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Los Cenzontles (The Mockingbirds) mariachicize [Is that even a word? It should be!] Joni Mitchell’s classic Both Sides Now (Clouds). MIRA LOS LYRICS:

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Los Cenzontles Do The Pogues: A Pair of Brown Eyes (music video)

by Soy Capitan June 20, 2016 Cultura
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The Cenzontles (The Mockingbirds) reimagine a night at the pub in A Pair of Brown Eyes from Irish band The Pogues. Here’s The Pogues’ original:

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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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Los Cenzontles reimagine the Jimi Hendrix classic ‘Little Wing’ (video)

by Soy Capitan May 18, 2016 Cultura
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Los Cenzontles (The Mockingbirds) and Jimi Hendrix? Wassup with that? From the group’s YouTube page: Los Cenzontles perform the Jimi Hendrix classic Little Wing with traditional Mexican instruments and Medieval vielle. The 5th single of its album “Covers”. featuring Latin covers by artists including Randy Newman,, David Bowie, ELO, Bob Dylan, The Killers, Robert Palmer, […]

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Regular gente plus Los Cenzontles: ‘I’m a Mexican-American’ (videos)

by Moctezuma Cortés May 13, 2016 Cultura
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Mexican, American or both? Residents of Elkhart County, Indiana, talk to The Elkhart Truth. And this wonderful music video from Los Cenzontles expresses the same sentiments in song:

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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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Los Cenzontles: David Bowie’s “Young Americans” (video, lyrics)

by Soy Capitan April 4, 2016 Cultura

Bay Area collective Los Cenzontles’ (The Mockingbirds) interpretation of David Bowie’s Young Americans highlights the genius and poignancy of the lyrics. PREVIOUSLY ON LOS CENZONTLES:

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Los Cenzontles: We’re up and down, like a swing ‘El Columpio’ (video)

by Soy Capitan October 21, 2015 Cultura
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Los Cenzontles (the Mockingbirds) offer up the traditional ranchera El Columpio. Life, they lament, is up and down, back and forth, like a seesaw or a swing. Lucina Rodriguez and Fabiola Trujillo sing accompanied by Eugene Rodriguez and Emiliano Rodriguez. Video by Tudor Stanley. PREVIOUSLY ON LOS CENZONTLES:

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What do Los Cenzontles say? ‘Good Morning, Aztlan!’ (video)

by Soy Capitan September 18, 2015 Cultura
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Buenas dias, Aztlan! And TGIF! Los Cenzontles (The Mockingbirds) re-imagine the Los Lobos classic Good Morning, Aztlan! with some scenes that sure look familiar! And the Los Lobos version is here:

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When life is a video game, love is your secret weapon (video)

by JAI ESCORR April 15, 2015 Cartoons
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In the Great Video Game of Life, a little love from (plus tortillas, cumbia y nopales) can help you escape the zombies and crush the bullies. A true story from Los Cenzontles. PREVIOUSLY ON LOS CENZONTLES:

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Los Cenzontles (The Mockingbirds): ‘The Dreamer’ (music video)

by Comic Saenz March 26, 2015 Cultura

Los Cenzontles (The Mockingbirds) sing The Dreamer, composed by Eugene Rodriguez and Jackson Browne, in a just-released video by Emiliano Rodriguez. [Click on CC for English/Spanish captions.] PREVIOUSLY ON LOS CENZONTLES:

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Los Cenzontles and David Hidalgo: ‘Riding to the Water’ (video)

by QUESO QUESEM February 18, 2015 Cultura
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Los Cenzontles (The Mockingbirds) and David Hidalgo of Los Lobos team up for Riding to the Water from the new Cenzontles CD. PREVIOUSLY ON LOS CENZONTLES:

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Los Cenzontles: ‘¡Soy México Americano!’ How about you? (video)

by QUESO QUESEM December 26, 2014 Cultura
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Los Cenzontles (The Mockingbirds) are México Americano. Y ustedes tambien? [Words and music by R. Fuentes.] Mira the lyrics:

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