Do you know the Hip Hop Hoodios — North America’s leading Jewish Latino bi-coastal hip hop collective?
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:
In the mid-’60s, Mexican mariachi music ruled the airwaves in Yugoslavia. Singers sported charro suits and sombreros, typical mariachi garb, with typically Slavic names. Public Radio International has the story:
Here’s a video example:
Why, we asked ourselves, would these RelaxMusic people upload scores of allegedly ethnic or national background music videos to YouTube? If people play them as background audio, they will not be looking at — and clicking on — ads, so the uploaders will not make money. Is it a public service? Some kind alternative facts thing? We don’t know. On the other hand, you can enjoy two hours of uncredited, unnamed mariachi (and other Mexican) muzak right here.
A free mariachi summer camp in the city of Santa Rosa spreads the love for Mexico’s music in Northern California.
Los Cenzontles (The Mockingbirds) mariachicize [Is that even a word? It should be!] Joni Mitchell’s classic Both Sides Now (Clouds).
MIRA LOS LYRICS:
New York City’s Mariachi Flor de Toloache — live in Memphis — take a request for a song everybody loves, Tequila, the 1958 golden oldie by The Champs.
Has anyone ever heard the music?
- El Hermano Gustolin: ENERO
- Tito Villabuenos: CANCIONES DEL DUELO
Triple-A baseball team the Fresno Grizzlies will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the hit comedy Three Amigos with special caps and jerseys this summer. Last year, the Grizzlies became the Fresno Tacos for just one night.
The Major League Baseball website has the story:
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.]
PREVIOUSY ON “MEXICAN” CHIPS IN EXOTIC FOREIGN COUNTRIES:
Euro-wide discount supermarket chain Lidl is celebrating “Mexican Week” (it started Monday) at its stores in Romania.
We’ve traveled the world and the seven seas; who are we to disagree?
Cliches and stereotypes included at no extra charge.
(PNS reporting from GUANAJUATO, MX) Solar-powered mariachis have begun coming off production lines here in the high tech manufacturing city of Guanajuato, Mexico, musical soldiers in the war on climate change.
The eco-friendly musicians use renewable energy from the sun instead of traditional musical fuels like frijoles, tacos y cerveza, all of which produce the damaging “greenhouse gas” behind global warming.
The solar-powered trio – maracas, trumpet, and guitar – were recently spotted playing an unpublicized gig at a 99 Cents Only store in the Houston, Texas area, according to Juan of Words, who took the photo above.
YouTuber David Diaz spotted another trio dancing silently in a letterbox, and added his own music:
Burning with love like Wildfires, alt.neo.electro.fusion.cumbia.mariachi conjunto Mariachi El Bronx continues the quest for a hit record in 6/8 time with this new official music video:
They’re white, they’re black, they’re brown, they’re women, they’re mariachis. In New York. Flor de Toloache represent!
Ozzy Osbourne’s Crazy Train never sounded like this. Maybe it did sound like this but it’s all a crazy dream. Metalachi makes the metal music of someone’s dreams. Or the mariachi music of their nightmares. Shhh. Quiet now. Let’s listen in …..
Every new smartphone from cellphone company Life in Belorussia includes festive Mexican mariachis! Order today!
The band played for over an hour and everything ended up copacetic — this video was uploaded by the hella cool official SBHS web person and the school district supplied this photo.
It’s not every day mariachis dressed in white play the theme from the classic Nintendo (NES) game Super Mario Bros; you don’t get married every day either. This musical gift, according to the uploader, was a surprise from the bride to the groom.
And here’s the Nintendo original:
It’s one thing to like pop music, quite another to love mariachi pop music.
We thought this mariachi take on “Wake Me Up” by Aviccii was a good exception.
Watch, share and enjoy!
Mariachi image via anja_johnson
Listening to the quintessential charro song El Rey accompanied with occasional “gritos Mexicanos” or “mariachi howls” would not be an unusual event. However, when the gritos are performed by a Latina in a Midwest suburban kitchen, in full charro attire, the isolated, elongated cries or howls resonate a little deeper.
A Mexican actor standing by an outdoor fountain in a San Angeles park is sick and tired of getting the same stereotyped “Mexican” roles over and over again. [Skip past the intro to 1:40 for the Mexican’s rant. To read the teeny closed captions, switch to full-screen playback.]
PREVIOUSLY IN GRAND THEFT AUTO 5:
(PNS reporting from SAN ANTONIO) Some Texans are ashamed of last night’s racist online reaction to 10-year-old mariachi singer Sebastien de la Cruz’s performance of The Star Spangled Banner at the NBA finals here.
“We can do better!” shouted one local activist at a hastily-called demonstration outside AT&T Center today.
“How can we expect more people to join our racist krusade if we persist in really sloppy spelling, inconsistent capitalization, confused subject-verb agreement and endless repetition of stale cliches?” said Stanley Merdkopf, president of the local chapter of Organized Racist Crackers for America (ORCA.)
No, it’s not Juan Direction. It’s Sangre Azteca playing Uruapan Mexican Son the mariachi and Spanglish-ish version of Get Lucky by Daft Punk. You can hear these guys every Friday on the radio show Despierta Exa 6 to 10 AM, probably in some Mexican time zone, on Exa FM. Their Spanglish is more like Manglish.
Here are the English lyrics so you can follow along:
McDonalds auf Deutschland sells Los Wochos. Huh? What are wochos? That means El Chili con Carne, Chicken Fiesta, Los Beefos and salsa pikante, you dumbkopf. Ach du leiber!
All the homies are doin’ the Harlem Shake, but which version is the best?
Harlem Shake v3 (Mexican Edition)
(PNS reporting from CYBER ESPACE) Like virtual huitlacoche growing on a diseased ear of GOP political corn, an avatar of candidate Mitt Romney emerged on Twitter Wednesday, a digital fungus thriving on the stinking mess of Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary.
Using the handle @MexicanMitt, the campaign’s online Hispanic personality exalts Romney as a canny opportunist, occasionally-job-killing corporate turnaround guru and proud-to-be-loaded capitalist examplar. MexicanMitt now has 1,100 followers.
Pocho Ñews Service interviewed @MexicanMitt via email:
PNS: You seem to love enforcing immigration policies. How many of your own Mexican family members have you deported?
MexicanMitt: I keep deporting them back after they finish working for me selling oranges. So I don’t think of it as deporting them, more like firing them