The Krayolas election-inspired ranchera: Piñata Trump (video)


San Antonio’s The Krayolas — known to their screaming fans as THE TEX-MEX BEATLES — crank up the accordion, tuba, and more cowbell for the ranchera-style Piñata Trump.

Santiago Jimenez Jr. (Flaco Jimenez’s younger brother) guest stars on button accordion.

Mas…The Krayolas election-inspired ranchera: Piñata Trump (video)

Listen: Why does Mexican music have polkas, waltzes and accordions?

bigflacoHappy 76th birthday, Texas accordian star Flaco Jimenez! Why is Mexican music filled with polkas and waltzes and accordions? It’s about immigration, according to Felix Contreras of NPR’s Alt.Latino and Chris Strachwitz of Arhoolie Records on Morning Edition:

 

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