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Flor Amargo has amazing energy, and sings and plays piano like nobody we know. In this newish video, she burns through the traditional Oaxacan waltz La Sandunga with so much energy we’re afraid for the poor upright piano.

And check out what she does with La LLorona: [Mas…]


A wandering vaquero meets his destiny in a dusty desert saloon called La Bota — The Boot.

lalo_chunky_sanchezI was sad to hear that San Diego and Barrio Logan Chicano icon Ramón “Chunky” Sanchez passed away Friday at the age of 65.

Born in 1951 in Blythe, California, Chunky learned to play music from his family, and lived his childhood as a migrant farmworker. He left the farm he worked with his father soon after hearing the owner tell his dad that Chunky would make a great foreman when he was gone.

He decided to go to college, and eventually landed at San Diego State. Chunky and his brother Ricardo’s band Los Alacranes Mojados were a fixture when I was a MEChista at San Diego State; I can’t tell you how many events they played for us and for the entire movimiento. [Mas…]


Mexican revolutionary hero Emiliano Zapata was born on this day in 1879. POCHO amigo Eric Holland tells one of Zapata’s stories in a song.

PREVIOUSLY ON ERIC HOLLAND: [Mas…]

haggard3Country music legend Merle Haggard, 79, died Wednesday.

In the 1970s, the working man’s poet wrote and sang this sentimental corrido about a gringo from Tucson who escapes the law to find peace and love by the Seashores of Old Mexico. The song was Top Ten country music hit for singer George Strait.

R.I.P., Merle.

Mira los lyrics:
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Will Shakila become the next ‘Christmas Idol’? (video)

by JUAN-DMC December 25, 2014 Cultura
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The Christmas Idol panel of judges is as tough as a grand jury. Santa Claus, Lady Sharoun the Purple, and Jesus H. Christ Himself can make a contestant’s dreams come true or break her heart. Can Shakila (Roberta Valderrama) win them over with her hot hot hot version of Feliz Navidad?

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Bar band Beatlemania, Cuba-style: ‘Hey Yude’ (video)

by MOON GUAC July 15, 2014 Cultura
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There’s lots of rum at this Camaguey, Cuba resort hotel bar and nothing goes better with rum than that Lennon y McCartney favorite, Hey Yude.

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Will Shakila’s ‘Feliz Navidad’ win the next ‘Christmas Idol’? (video)

by JUAN-DMC December 9, 2013 Cultura
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The Christmas Idol panel of judges is a tough one. Santa Claus, Lady Sharoun the Purple and Jesus H. Christ Himself have power to make a contestant’s dreams come true. Can Shakila (Roberta Valderrama) win them over with her hot hot hot version of Feliz Navidad? PREVIOUSLY ON ROBERTA VALDERRAMA:

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Feliz Cuatro de Julio from MR. POCHO y Los Pochodores

by Barney Asada July 4, 2013 Cartoons
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Sostenemos como evidentes por sí mismas dichas verdades: que todos los hombres son creados iguales; que son dotados por su Creador de ciertos derechos inalienables; que entre estos están la vida, la libertad y la búsqueda de la felicidad.   We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they […]

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It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Super Mariachi Boy! (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz June 17, 2013 Cartoons
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Secada emerges from the ground after 17 years

by Lalo Alcaraz May 22, 2013 El Now
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(PNS reporting from PHILADELPHIA) American singer Jon Secada has begun to crawl out of the ground in the Mid-Atlantic area. The now 50-year-old Secada reemerges every 13 or 17 years somewhere in the eastern half of the United States. The last time Cuban-born Secada went underground was in 1996, two years after releasing Heart, Soul […]

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