Colombian artist Juan Pablo Machado re-tells the fairy tale of Rapunzel, the long-haired blonde maiden imprisoned in a castle tower, but this time, it’s not working out so well for her would-be rescuers.
Representation matters, and Native Americans need their own superhero too. According to The 1491s, it might go something like this ….
(PNS reporting from WASHINGTON, D.C.) America will pause Monday to remember the life and message of Dr. Ricky Martin Luther King, Jr., whose Tengo a Dream y Dance! speech changed the nation forever.
Post offices and other public facilities not already closed by the shutdown will be shuttered, banks and stock exchanges are taking the day off and salsa picante and sweet potato pie – his favorite snack combo – will go on sale all across America. Monday’s holiday honors RMLK’s 41st birthday.
Atlanta’s Kap G — born George Ramirez — has a question for the president:
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.
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 the very same subject:
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:
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.
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).]
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.)
POCHO amigo Top Chef alumnus Katsuji Tanabe doesn’t want you to waste food. That’s why he’s sharing his recipe for chilaquiles.
Radical reiki master and post-modern yoga guru Shea Depmore wants you to breathe, breathe out and VOTE BLUE.
Sure, he’s a masked, knife-wielding serial killer. But she’s a Latina mom with a chancla. AAAIIIEE!
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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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?
East Los pocha Alice Bag aka Alicia “Alice” Armendariz (formerly of the The Bags) just released this track in support of Professor Christine Blasey Ford, Ph.D.’s testimony about rapey Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
MIRA LOS LYRICS:
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!
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 Coronelas in the video.]
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.
Breathe in. Breathe out. Reiki Master Sondra welcomes you to this week’s TRUMP DETOX MEDITATION:
[Video by Shea Depmore.]
Do you need to detox from Donald Trump? From the stress of the Kavanaugh hearings and Trump’s inability to pronounce “anonymous?” This Reiki healing meditation video is for you. This week’s mantra: Kamala.
Famed labor organizer and activist Dolores Huerta has been fighting sexual harassment and discrimination since forever — when she was working in an office, when she was building the United Farm Workers, and when men tried to take credit for her work. In this video, by Hannah McNally, Huerta tells her story.
This is a YouTube promo video for Muscle Taco — caterers in Chula Vista, near San Diego — and they look totally legit.
Posts from happy taco eaters on their Facebook page and website indicate that the family-owned business must be doing something right. Everything in the video looks k rico, too. If we were throwing a taquiza, we would call them. Also RAJAS CON CREMA!
Our favorite ex-con Creeper had some early success with his CholoFit classes, but a quick rise to fame led to some very public meltdowns. Now Creeper returns with CholoSpin and your loud-mouthed Tia and your neighbor’s chihuahua will finally meet their match. [Frankie Quiñones is Creeper. Some NSFW language.]
PREVOUSLY ON CREEPER:
The supremely weird (what else is new?) Inca Roads was the opening track on Frank Zappa’s 1975 LP One Size Fits All. Zappa and friends explore the racist cable TV theory that ancient illegal space aliens built the civilization of the Incas, because ancient Incas were not smart enough to do it themselves because brown. [George Duke, vocals and keyboards; Ruth Underwood, marimba.]
Mira las palabras:
A musical shoutout (and Hebrew/Spanish pun) to all our friends at Temple Beth Pocho who, at sundown Sunday, are celebrating Rosh HaShanah, which marks 5779 years since the creation of the world. Happy New Year y Le Shanah Tovah tambien.
What is that date on the Mayan Calendar?
(Tekiah? One of the traditional four ritual blasts on the ram’s horn, or shofar, on the Jewish High Holy Days of Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur. Think of TEKIAH as an Old Testament GRITO and you’ll be on the right track.)
Mira los lyrics:
It’s Labor Day Weekend!
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.
Mohira Tacoshop — here they are on Facebook — wants you to know there is a right and a wrong way to eat a burrito. Are they right or wrong? Also, have they never encountered a burrito mojado?
El Santo, the Vimeo description says, is a “Real New-Mexican Story for Real Lovers.” We’ve watched it a buncha times and were not sure what it means or if we are one of those “real lovers” in the intended audience, but we like what we see. [Video by K48 PRODUCTIONS … in Milano of all places.] Also, be careful of strangely glowing cocktails with with bugs inside.