Maybe it’s enough to say it’s cool that La Bamba has made friends around the world ever since Pacoima pocho Ritchie Valens recorded it in 1958. [For you kids: Valens dropped a vinyl single which went totally viral -- one of rock 'n' roll's all-time Top 500 jams.]
But can we also giggle at this version performed by Rajesh Hebbar from Team Mambo in the “Solo Fast Songs” round of the Hindi “India’s Got Talent” TV program Tharolsavam? After an intro and a re-cap of the competition, it gets real Mexican right before the two-minute mark. And nice “mariachi” (we think) costume, Rajesh!