So you want to turn avocados into guacamole? Watch this video!
Hey kids! Here’s a video about how to make guacamole, with your host and chef Tio Choko.
¡Viva Calaca! It’s the Day of the Dead! (Voltaire music video)
The dead not only CAN dance, but they DO dance in Viva Calaca, an animated short based on the Voltaire tune from 2007. [Video by Ritxi Ostáriz.]
R U READY? It’s time for ‘The Donald Victory Dance!’ (video)
Can you Dance Like Donald? All the kool kids are doing it! [Video by BlueDogFilms.]
Crunchy Thai treat in a bag makes you magically Mexican! (video)
What are they eating? Chips? Rolled taquito-looking snacks? Does she say “Mexican sweet chile?” We don’t know, but how can you go wrong when one crunchy bite magically turns this attractive Thai couple into tango-dancing Mexicans! [Mariachis not included.]
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Mas…Crunchy Thai treat in a bag makes you magically Mexican! (video)
¡Viva Calaca! It’s not only Dia de los Muertos, it’s Day of the Dead, too!
In Viva Calaca, an animated short based on the Voltaire tune from 2007, the dead be dancin’. [Video by Ritxi Ostáriz.]
Mas…¡Viva Calaca! It’s not only Dia de los Muertos, it’s Day of the Dead, too!
Dancing with Selena, memories of childhood, and pepperoni pizza
Three hours into Selena night at the Regent in downtown Los Angeles, Bidi Bidi Bom Bom starts playing.
I feel this deep, animal sense of belonging.
This is my song and I need to be on stage. I claw my way up to the stage and slip in a puddle of what is maybe human sweat.
The hands of my fellow Selena enthusiasts pull me up.
We do what we came here to do: we dance.
Mas…Dancing with Selena, memories of childhood, and pepperoni pizza
Kanye West practices Latino outreach for 2020 campaign (video)
When he makes his presidential run in 2020, Kanye West is not gonna alienate potential Latino voters like Trump, oh no he won’t.
Nae Nae: Boricua senior citizens chair-dance like a boss (video)
At the Residence Senior Living facility in San Juan, PR, the gray tigers are all about the Whip/Nae Nae.
Mas…Nae Nae: Boricua senior citizens chair-dance like a boss (video)
Watch: Rita Hayworth, JLo dance in ‘They’re Bringing Sexy Back?’
They’re bringing sexy back?? Director Liz Bar does not like the way these damn kids today dance. It’s not like the old days, she writes:
Mas…Watch: Rita Hayworth, JLo dance in ‘They’re Bringing Sexy Back?’
Cinema sweetie Raquel Torres stole Groucho’s heart (photos, video)
In the 1933 Marx Brothers classic Duck Soup, Rufus T. Firefly (Groucho Marx) is introduced to the fetching Vera Macal (Raquel Torres), “a famous dancer.” “I could dance with you ’til the cows come home,” Groucho tells her. “On second thought, I’d rather dance with the cows ’til you come home!”
Mas…Cinema sweetie Raquel Torres stole Groucho’s heart (photos, video)
Goo goo goo joob: A walrus (who IS a marinero) baila ‘La Bamba’ (video)
“Goo goo goo joob,” you say? “I am the Walrus?”
Then you gotta dance to La Bamba, Marinero!
Cute kids dance to Cheech and Chong’s ‘Mexican Americans’ (video)
It’s never too early to dress the kids up like Cheech and Chong and shoot video as they dance to Mexican Americans.
His Royal Highness Prince Charles busts a move in Mexico (video)
Heir to the British throne His Royal Highness Prince Charles joined a group of dancers Wednesday in the picturesque Mexican coastal town of Campeche. El Chaz danced the Sarao Campechano dance, twirling his handkerchief above his head.
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Mas…His Royal Highness Prince Charles busts a move in Mexico (video)
1940s Style: Orquesta de Don Ramon ‘Chicano Boogie’ (video)
It’s not much of a video but it rules as a wild examplar of 1940s pachuco “boogie-woogie jitterbug” (like Lalo Guerrero’s Los Chucos Suaves.) This performance features unstoppable rhumba-flavored proto-rock-n-roll beat-me-eight-to-the-bar-boogie-woogie highlighted by shouted Spanglish insanity. Ladies and gentlemen, let’s give a nice welcoming round of applause to Orquesta de Don Ramon as they perform Chicano Boogie. [The artwork is from the Arhoolie compilation album. Yes, the track ends abruptly.]
Dancing Tijuana Cop: The White Zone is for Moonwalking only (video)
“Police officer Jose Ruben Echeverria showed he had the moves Sunday in the Mexican city of Tijuana, dancing to some of Michael Jackson’s greatest hits while directing traffic. Numerous bystanders snapped photos of the dancing police officer, with some even joining in with him. Echeverria says he dances while directing traffic to make the experience of being stuck more pleasant for motorists and pedestrians. He also said it can help boost people’s mood and improve their attitude.” — RUPTLY.
Chalupa Tuesday: Jungle Fire’s tasty ‘Chalupa’ (KidGusto remix)
Remixer KidGusto flips Jungle Fire’s Afrocumbiafunk tune Chalupa into a bumpin’ dancefloor groove.
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Mas…Chalupa Tuesday: Jungle Fire’s tasty ‘Chalupa’ (KidGusto remix)
IMMI is all about the ‘Music’ (music video)
From Argentina to New York, IMMI‘s brand new video is all about the Music.
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Abuela Mexi-twerks to marimba street band (video)
When a killer marimba street band starts laying down epic beats, what’s Abuelita to do? Dance, dance baby.
Vatos Locos International: Meet Thailand’s ‘cholos’ (NSFW videos)
What do a Buddhist meditation teacher and a Thai policeman have in common? They both think they are “Mexican gangsters” because tats, Pendletons, leaning like a cholo and saying “Fuck the popo!” [NSFW lyrics and explicit subtitles in English.]
Ditto two Armenian gang-bangers who were deported from Southern California back to the Old World; these vatos locos are fighting for Bashar al-Assad in Syria:
Mas…Vatos Locos International: Meet Thailand’s ‘cholos’ (NSFW videos)
Denis and Gabrielle dance a pre-teen cha-cha for Spring (video)
It’s Vernal Equinox 2014 — the beginning of Spring. Let’s dance, like pre-teen “Latin Dance” competitors Denis and Gabrielle.
Rare color footage from the 1940s: Frida Kahlo dances (video)
Although Frida Kahlo was seriously injured in a traffic accident as teenager, she never let her physical challenges hold her back. “I was born a bitch. I was born a painter,” she said. In this recently-discovered color footage, most likely from the 1940s, the artist revealed herself as a provocative dancer — with a signature style.
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Mas…Rare color footage from the 1940s: Frida Kahlo dances (video)
Can you dance like a Mexican? Here’s how! (video)
California cultural ambassador Joseph Alvarado wants you to learn How To Dance Like A Mexican.
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Everything is possible ‘En Tus Brazos’ (video)
He was El Rey de Tango until the tragic accident. Will he ever dance again?
Twerking abuelita brings all the boys to the yard (video)
Face it, pochos. You don’t get to be an abuelita unless you know how to dance for a fella!
Car-to-car video: Mexican chair-dances to music, shakes maracas
Twitter/Vine user YoungGod was driving along and he looked to the car on his left and found a vato who knows how to party! Is this Maracas Man you, or someone you know? [With these Vine videos, you need to click on the speaker icon in the top left corner to hear the sound.]
Ciro Hurtado, guitar; April Espejo, dance: ‘La Negrita Tomasa’ (video)
There’s not much to this video. Ciro Hurtado plays his original composition La Negrita Tomasa on acoustic guitar as Julio Ledezma keeps the beat on the cajon. Radiant dancer April Espejo celebrates in bare feet on an empty wooden stage. No effects. No vocals. Perfectly sweet and wonderful.
So you think you can dance? Peep the Magnificent Riflebird (video)
“The Magnificent Riflebird (Ptiloris magnificus) is a medium-sized (up to 34 cm long) passerine bird widely distributed throughout lowland rainforests of New Guinea and far Northeastern Australia. Males are polygamous and perform solitary courtship displays on a ‘dancing perch’. During these displays, the male fully extends his wings and raises his tail; he hops upward while swinging his head from side to side, showing off his metallic blue-green breast shield. Multiple females will observe these displays, and, if satisfied with the performance, reward the male with copulations.” …Wikipedia.
A Tribe Called Quest: I Left My Wallet in El Segundo (music video)
True story! My mom went on a game show and won a cruise vacation and left me home alone so I took the 1974 Dodge Dart with my crew and went cruising. Across the country. We paid our turnpike tolls and hit the road, taking turns driving so people could sleep in the back. Then we got lost in the middle of the desert. And look at this — a four-foot dude in a big sombrero. Hey, Pedro do you know where we can get gas and food? Sure, says Pedro, over there in El Segundo….
New ‘East Los High’ web series exposes sexrification of East L.A. (video)
(PNS reporting from EAST LOS) A new web series on Hulu is poised to blow the lid off the unprecedented rise of sexy Latinos currently overrunning East Los Angeles. The series, East Los High, is a riveting expose of the rapid “sexrification” of the historically low-and-slow Chicano community.
“The kids at East Los High are hot, they’re ripped, and they can dance,” said Garfield High School alum Alberto “Sleepy” Gonzalez. “When I drop my kid off at school, it looks like he’s stepping into another country, like Puerto Rico.”
Mas…New ‘East Los High’ web series exposes sexrification of East L.A. (video)