Mas…La Cucaracha: Float like a butterfly, sting like a breakfast cereal
Argentina’s Dante Zaballa made this music video for his primo Tall Juan who was born in Argentina but now lives in Queens. CONTEXT: In Buenos Aires, semi-organized squads of cuidacoches — guys who ask for “tips” to “watch your car” — are a way of surviving on the street for some, and an extortion racket in the eyes of others.
Flashy and bouncy hand-painted stop-motion animation, a short and sweet tune, and a pop and punk performance make for a hella music video. Tall Juan is on Facebook.
Ecuadorian-Peruvian-Miamian* pop duo Diana y Dela — Diana Mera and Mariadela — are all about the here and now in their new music video for the super catchy Aqui y Ahora.
Sing along with los lyrics en español and read them en ingles:
Mas…Sing along with Diana y Dela: It’s all about ‘Aqui y Ahora’ (video)
Brit expat TrueMexico (real name Paul) takes the Mexico City metro to get some authentic lamb barbacoa tacos and Boing guava drink. Two tacos, Paul reports, cost 32 pesos, or about $1.90. What are YOU having for lonche?
San Diego’s Los Hollywood says they’ll see you tomorrow. Heidy Flores is singing and playing bass. Remember her name.
Excuse me, Mr. Store Manager in San Antonio, Texas. I see you’re selling Hispanic Option Dr Pepper. Is it good? Do you have White Option Dr Pepper? Black Option? Korean? Chinese? [NSFW adult language.]
Mas…Mr. Manager: WTF is this ‘Hispanic Option Dr Pepper’? (NSFW video)
Mexican electro-pop band Reacta — hometown Aguascalientes, Mexico — hears The Sound of Drums, en Ingles. We have no idea what the video is about. Do you?
Creator Guy Trefler writes:
Not Mine is my graduate project in Graphic Design at the HIT college in Israel. My thesis is that nothing is original, therefore, none of the materials presented in the project were made by me. All of the 469 photos used in this video were taken out of Google’s image bank.
Here is a listicle partially inspired by a mas longer listicle on BuzzFeed, because they are the listicle professionals, tu sabes.
¡Mira! The Pocho Ocho signs you grew up in a Mexican household/family:
8. Virgen de Guadalupe veladoras.
7. Your first introduction to dramatic acting was a telenovela.
6. You always wondered why gringos celebrated Cinco de Mayo more than your family.
5. You can recognize the Aztec princess Iztaccihuatl AND the warrior Popocateptl (photo) on sight.
Mas…Pocho Ocho signs you grew up in a Mexican family/household
“We set out on an adventure on foot together with a young man to find out more about the native flora and fauna of different Latin-American landscapes,” Argentinian band Poncho writes. “On the way, this young man discovers new plants and animals and becomes one with them, and meets a sexy Mother Earth goddess (Pachamama) with whom he falls in love.”
And from the other side of the moon, comes Chilean actress and singer Celine Raymond:
Mas…Argentine band Poncho explores Mother Earth in ‘Tiki Tiki’ (video)
She’s a Puerto Rican-Cuban singing pocha from Connecticut and no one makes music with the intensity she does. Here’s the latest from the astounding Xenia Rubinos — Whirlwind.
Ivonne, Ilse and Mimí of Flans aren’t about to let you run their lives. Even in 1985, ain’t nobody got time for that!
Buenos Aires band Poncho takes 80s-era synthpop in a new goth Futurama direction with the surrealistic video Take My Hand. [Zombies, gore, escary clowns!]
The Pope is on Twitter and the Sisters of the Vatican have a new fashion show! Thank God the world is ending in three weeks!
TGIF Music Video Double Play: Groove on out the office with WAR’s Low Rider and Cisco Kid. How a band made up of six African-Americans and a Jew from Denmark turned into one of Latinos’ favorite groups is a long story, but the songs WAR wrote at 7417 Sunset Blvd. were definitely happenin’ in the hood. All but one of WAR’s surviving original members now perform as the Lowrider Band.
Mas…WAR ‘(All My Friends Know the) Low Rider’ plus ‘Cisco Kid’