mariachi


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.

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In the mid-’60s, Mexican mariachi music ruled the airwaves in Yugoslavia. Singers sported charro suits and sombreros, typical mariachi garb, with typically Slavic names. Public Radio International has the story:

 

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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.


A free mariachi summer camp in the city of Santa Rosa spreads the love for Mexico’s music in Northern California.

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In this moody, black and white 2 minute study : Mariachi, video creator Kimo Easterwood hangs out at Mariachi Plaza in Boyle Heights, on Los Angeles’ Eastside.


Los Cenzontles (The Mockingbirds) mariachicize [Is that even a word? It should be!] Joni Mitchell’s classic Both Sides Now (Clouds).

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You can’t go wrong with Mariachi Flor de Toloache and ‘Tequila’ (video)

by Soy Capitan June 16, 2016 Cultura
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New York City’s Mariachi Flor de Toloache — live in Memphis — take a request for a song everybody loves, Tequila, the 1958 golden oldie by The Champs.

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Online Finds: Challenger Disaster mariachi tribute LPs (photos)

by K.C. QUESO May 16, 2016 Cultura
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All we know are these mariachi album covers which we found online. Has anyone ever heard the music? El Hermano Gustolin: ENERO Tito Villabuenos: CANCIONES DEL DUELO

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AAA Fresno Grizzlies (aka Fresno Tacos) celebrate ‘Three Amigos’

by Comic Saenz March 11, 2016 Cultura
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Triple-A baseball team the Fresno Grizzlies will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the hit comedy Three Amigos with special caps and jerseys this summer. Last year, the Grizzlies became the Fresno Tacos for just one night. The Major League Baseball website has the story:

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Crunchy Thai treat in a bag makes you magically Mexican! (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN January 21, 2016 Cultura
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What are they eating? Chips? Rolled taquito-looking snacks? Does she say “Mexican sweet chile?” We don’t know, but how can you go wrong when one crunchy bite magically turns this attractive Thai couple into tango-dancing Mexicans! [Mariachis not included.] PREVIOUSY ON “MEXICAN” CHIPS IN EXOTIC FOREIGN COUNTRIES:

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Mariachi + Morrissey = El Mariachi Manchester (audio, video)

by Soy Capitan November 4, 2015 Audio
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NPR’s Mandalit Del Barco was on the scene as L.A. band El Mariachi Manchester showed off their mariachi-Morrissey mezcla at the Dia de Los Muertos fiesta at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

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Celebrate ‘Mexican Week’ – Romanian-style – with Lidl (video)

by Lucida Grandé August 11, 2015 Cultura
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Euro-wide discount supermarket chain Lidl is celebrating “Mexican Week” (it started Monday) at its stores in Romania. We’ve traveled the world and the seven seas; who are we to disagree? Cliches and stereotypes included at no extra charge.

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Can solar-powered mariachis replace bean-powered mariachis?

by Comic Saenz August 10, 2015 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from GUANAJUATO, MX) Solar-powered mariachis have begun coming off production lines here in the high tech manufacturing city of Guanajuato, Mexico, musical soldiers in the war on climate change. The eco-friendly musicians use renewable energy from the sun instead of traditional musical fuels like frijoles, tacos y cerveza, all of which produce the […]

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Watch: Mariachi El Bronx is burning up with ‘Wildfires’ (official video)

by Soy Capitan June 17, 2015 Cultura
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Burning with love like Wildfires, alt.neo.electro.fusion.cumbia.mariachi conjunto Mariachi El Bronx continues the quest for a hit record in 6/8 time with this new official music video:

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All-woman mariachis Flor de Toloache represent in NYC (video)

by Verdana Bold May 6, 2015 Cultura
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They’re white, they’re black, they’re brown, they’re women, they’re mariachis. In New York. Flor de Toloache represent!

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It’s metal! It’s mariachi! It’s Metalachi with ‘Crazy Train’ (music video)

by QUESO QUESEM October 3, 2014 Cultura
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Ozzy Osbourne’s Crazy Train never sounded like this. Maybe it did sound like this but it’s all a crazy dream. Metalachi makes the metal music of someone’s dreams. Or the mariachi music of their nightmares. Shhh. Quiet now. Let’s listen in …..

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Belorussia’s ‘Life’ smartphones include Mexicans (video)

by MOE RIACHI September 30, 2014 Cultura
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Every new smartphone from cellphone company Life in Belorussia includes festive Mexican mariachis! Order today!

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Santa Barbara H.S. seniors hire mariachis to troll principal (video)

by Soy Capitan June 6, 2014 Cultura
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Seniors at Santa Barbara High School won this week’s Best Mariachis on the Internets award when they hired a four-piece band to follow the principal through the halls. The band played for over an hour and everything ended up copacetic — this video was uploaded by the hella cool official SBHS web person and the […]

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Mariachi wedding band plays ‘Super Mario Bros.’ theme (videos)

by Lucida Grandé May 9, 2014 Cultura
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It’s not every day mariachis dressed in white play the theme from the classic Nintendo (NES) game Super Mario Bros; you don’t get married every day either. This musical gift, according to the uploader, was a surprise from the bride to the groom. And here’s the Nintendo original:

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Mariachis do Avicii’s ‘Wake Me Up’ (video)

by María Purísima February 19, 2014 Cultura
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It’s one thing to like pop music, quite another to love mariachi pop music. We thought this mariachi take on “Wake Me Up” by Aviccii was a good exception. Watch, share and enjoy! Mariachi image via anja_johnson

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Exploring the sound of the mariachi grito in ‘El Rey’ — solo (video)

by MOON GUAC January 15, 2014 Cultura
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Chicago artist Diana Delgado Pinada writes: Listening to the quintessential charro song El Rey accompanied with occasional “gritos Mexicanos” or “mariachi howls” would not be an unusual event. However, when the gritos are performed by a Latina in a Midwest suburban kitchen, in full charro attire, the isolated, elongated cries or howls resonate a little […]

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Mexican actor rants about stereotyping in GTA 5 (video)

by Comic Saenz November 11, 2013 Cultura
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A Mexican actor standing by an outdoor fountain in a San Angeles park is sick and tired of getting the same stereotyped “Mexican” roles over and over again. [Skip past the intro to 1:40 for the Mexican’s rant. To read the teeny closed captions, switch to full-screen playback.] PREVIOUSLY IN GRAND THEFT AUTO 5: Learn […]

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