The word “Nazhé” means “seed” in the Mexican Zapotec indigenous language and inspired this short animation about the cyclical nature of life and death. [Video by Chilango artist Fafer Reyes.]
In Culiacán, Mexico, the city with the highest rate of gun deaths in the nation, many people know the devastating consequences of guns. That’s where creative activist Pedro Reyes comes in.
Over the weekend, Mexi-Canadia’s The Mariachi Ghost dropped this awesome Halloween/DDLM music video, named The Marigold, after the distinctive flower of Dia de Los Muertos.
Who/what is this band, exactly? The jefe explains:
Me llamo Jorge Requena. Soy Chilango. Vivo e Winnipeg, Manitoba en Canadá. Mi banda The Mariachi Ghost ha tenido un poco de éxito por acá y estamos muy contentos.
Pero Estamos por sacar nuestro primer video. Dirigido por uno de los mejores cineastas del mundo, Guy Maddin, con premios desde un Emmy hasta un oso de oro.
Twangy guitar-wielding Chilangos The Mexican Juligans name-check places all over the country in a surf-spaghetti-western-movie-theme music video inspired by classic cowboy flicks. And they especially ❤️ Parral, Chihuahua.
Chicharrones are off limits for traditional Jews — pork is not kosher. But that doesn’t mean hungry Judios have to go through life without delicious fried cracklings of their own — they chow down on a crispy fried chicken skin preparation called gribeñes.
In Mexico City, the cool kids are making their own instruments — and music — out of discarded items with the Orquesta Basura.