Our favorite mariachi, Vanessa Del Fierro, has a big Texas voice and incredible emotional depth. As the leader of Mariachi Las Coronelas, she’s brought her San Antonio crew crossover popularity with an eclectic mix of traditional tunes and surprise pop favorites.
She’s been teasing this video on her Facebook for a while and now we have it!
She sent us this email last night:
Sing along with MY CORONA — the karaoke video that’s gone viral!
Regina Rodríguez-Martin, aka blogger Chicana on the Edge, read and reviewed Jeanine Cummins American Dirt as a public service.
Her review starts like this:
Three weeks ago I got an email announcing a new book club for women over 50, and the first novel they were going to read was Jeanine Cummins’ American Dirt. The novel focuses on a Mexican woman’s journey from her home in Acapulco to the U.S, crossing without papers in extremely dangerous ways.
Then I read about the book’s big controversy. Latinos were angry about the red carpet treatment given to this book written by a white woman because Mexican Americans telling similar stories don’t get nearly as much attention from publishers. The most scathing review was written by Myriam Gurba (and I urge you to read it). I would usually pass on a book like this.
What’s it all about, POCHO?
As Vatos Smiley and Chuy search for the true meaning of Valentine’s Day — and the place of amor in this troubled world — Smiley’s sister Angie sets them straight on how VDay REALLY works. [NSFW F-bomb.]
Fifty-four 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.
What happens when your neighborhood gets gentrified?
Punk pocha pioneer Alice Bag has a NSFW message for the haters: You will Nazi any gifts under your tree this year.
It’s an unreleased single from 1947, they say, with a melody by Mel Torme and lyrics by Robert Wells. Doris Day sings for all of us — your kisses are sweet, querido, but they’re not Tacos, Enchiladas, and Beans.
Mira los lyrics:
Eydie Gormé (and Los Panchos) made Sabor A Mí a huge international hit in 1964.
When Hell is full, pinche dead turkeys will stalk the living. THANKSGIVING opens today at a theater near you. (Violent, gory and maybe some side boob.)
Twenty-five years ago today, Proposition 187, the “Save Our State” initiative, was approved by the voters of California.
He says his name is Internet Shaquille and calls this a cooking show. Despite all that, he has some good advice on the proper approach to burrito preparation, beginning with the correct tortilla.
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.
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.
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:
Knishin in the Mission is the first new single in 10 years from Latino-Jewish collective Hip Hop Hoodíos.
DJ Lechero’s Cuatro Tacos serves up all the fun of Ambjaay’s UNO without the cusswords and misogyny.
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:
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.
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