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amigoblancoFrankie Quiñones is a happy guëy — he has a white friend! [Mas…]

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flacory“Put your sweet lips a little closer to the phone,” Ry Cooder sings. “Let’s pretend that we’re together all alone. I’ll tell the man to turn the juke box way down low. And you can tell your friend there with you HE’LL HAVE TO GO.” And then Flaco Jimenez plays. [Mas…]

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losmariachisenoritaThis relatively unknown 2011 (or 2013?) video from Mexican rockers Los Mariachi just re-appeared on Vimeo with much better video and audio than the YouTube original and we’re glad it did. Señorita features the band’s awesome sweet Mexican metal – they got the action, they got the motion, yeah, the boys can play! That’s Ian Alvarez on soulful vocals, Carlos Casquejo shredding on the guitar, Ruben Balagot pumping it out on bass, Eddie Perez playing lyrical keyboards, and JamJam Emmanuel hitting hard on drums. Firme rock! [Mas…]

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maydaybigEnjoy the Internacional, the world-wide (Get it? It’s international!) anthem of those red commie cabrones in Cuba and Venezuela and China and North Korea (and lurking in secretive cells everywhere else but the lamestream media sheeple won’t tell you that).

Tomorrow, May 1, is May Day AKA International Workers’ Day, when the communist comrades sing this stirring appeal, with its hummable melody and a vague vision of a better future that’s hard to disagree with, except maybe the LUCHA FINAL aspect. [Mas…]

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This is where it all began for Los Lobos — with their 1989 major label debut: Will the Wolf Survive?


Los Kumbia All Starz (from Corpus Christi, Tejas!) take the classic Speedy Gonzales cartoon theme song to a whole other level.

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Botas picudas (pointy boots) and shitty “tribal” music are the highlights of this campaign video for candidato del PAN Diego Leyva por el distrito 1 en Guanajuato.

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hhhfranceOur mailbox here at POCHO fills up with a lot of questions, and none of them is “Why are the Hip Hop Hoodios — North America’s leading Jewish Latino bi-coastal hip hop collective — so gosh darn popular in France?” OK, so some questions go unasked, sure, but that doesn’t mean they should remained unanswered. Yo quiero video! [Mas…]

(Jo) Raquel (Tejeda) Welch dances to ‘Raquel’ by Neon Neon (video)

by Soy Capitan March 26, 2015 El Now
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The story so far: Euro art-rockers Neon Neon recorded a song called Raquel in 2007 and a year later someone (shuffle76?) made the song into a music video by mashing up old scenes of (Jo) Raquel (Tejeda) Welch dancing and acting and stuff. Good idea, shuffle76, as if that’s your real name.

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HOW IS THIS APPROPRIATE? Frank Zappa: You are what you is (video)

by Soy Capitan January 8, 2015 Cultura
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Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention tested the limits of free expression and racial taboos in this 1984 music video for You Are What You Is. The hippie-light-show-solarized extravaganza features a harmonica-playing Ronald Reagan, dancing African “natives,” scantily-clad ladies (sexy nurse? sexy stewardess?) and the N-word. It’s all inappropriate and it’s offensive and rude. […]

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Chicano Batman: Lost in ‘Cycles of Existential Rhyme’ (video)

by MOON GUAC January 7, 2015 Cultura
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So Cal homies Chicano Batman lay down a soulful groove and tell an eternal story in Cycles of Existential Rhyme. [POCHO amigo Giovanni Solis produced and directed the just-released video.]

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El Bob Dylan en Estilo Norteño: ‘It Must Be Santa’ (music video)

by MOON GUAC December 24, 2014 Cultura
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Who’s got a beard that’s long and white? Santa’s got a beard that’s long and white Who comes around on a special night? Santa comes around on a special night Special night, beard that’s white Must be Santa, must be Santa Must be Santa, Santa Claus [Listen closely as Bob Dylan lists Santa’s eight reindeer […]

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Mad as Hell Mariachi El Bronx has a brand ‘New Beat’ (lyrics video)

by QUESO QUESEM November 10, 2014 Cultura
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Pocholandia homies Mariachi El Bronx are mad as Hell and are not gonna take this anymore. There’s a New Beat in town, tu sabes. Advanced music appreciators — please correct us if we’re wrong, but we think the New Beat is in 7/4 and 3/4 and 6/8 and 12/8 time, but “it’s complicated.” This newly-released […]

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La Santa Cecilia: It’s a ‘Losing Game’ (performance video)

by QUESO QUESEM October 13, 2014 Cultura
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Grammy winnners La Santa Cecilia recorded this live performance of Elvis Costello’s Losing Game for KCRW radio last week and Marisoul’s smokey vocal and evocative accordion made for musical magic. PREVIOUSLY ON LA SANTA CECILIA:

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‘Latinos. We are all over the f___ing place’ (music video)

by Barney Asada September 17, 2014 Cultura
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It’s Latino Heritage Month, and that means Latinos. We Are All Over the Fucking Place!

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Cute 6-year-old boy sings, plays all instruments for ‘La Bamba’

by MOON GUAC September 15, 2014 Cultura
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Last week we featured La Bamba played and sung by scores of people all around the world. Today we bring you 6-year-old Jordan Bijan, a Canadian first grader who sings and plays all the instruments in his new La Bamba music video.

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‘Is it the sound of coming riots?’ Outernational ‘Future Rock’ (video)

by MOON GUAC August 22, 2014 Cultura
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You say you don’t want to hear the same old sounds? Then you’ll like this new track from Outernational — Future Rock — produced by RATM’s Tom Morello. And we’ve got lyrics:

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Las Cafeteras: This Land Is Your Land (music video + lyrics)

by MOON GUAC July 7, 2014 Cultura
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East Los homies Las Cafeteras are back with a son jarocho version of the Woody Guthrie’s classic This Land Is Your land with acoustic aplomb and some updated Spanglish lyrics:

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Something is happening but we don’t know what is (music video)

by MOON GUAC June 25, 2014 Cultura
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What exactly is going on as these three guys sing along to tune we don’t recognize playing hand-crafted instruments and paint bucket drums? They talk in English, sing in Spanish and play objets d’art that could have been crafted by cardboard artist Ramiro Gomez, or maybe Caine the chico from Caine’s Arcade. Something is happening […]

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Venice High School 11th Grade: ‘It’s Not My Fault’ (music video)

by MOON GUAC June 9, 2014 Cultura
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It’s Not My Fault is an original song and music video created by a group of 11th grade students at Venice High School. Their goal was to raise awareness and prevent physical, mental and emotional abuse against women. [Video project via My Purpose Party.]

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Butter Krust says ya’ll should ‘Butter Ya’self’ (NSFW music video)

by MOON GUAC June 5, 2014 Cartoons
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You can search the Interwebs for days, but you won’t find a better rapping bananas, butter sticks and hotdog roll stop motion music video than Butter Ya’Self, featuring Butter Krust and Nana Splitz. [NSFW adult lyrics.] Video by Julian Petschek.

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Ritchie Valens birthday tribute: Cutty Flam does ‘Donna’ (video)

by Andalé Mono May 13, 2014 Cultura
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Ritchie Valens, 1950s Pacoima pocho teenage idol, would have been 73 years old today, except for that day the music died. Cutty Flam, the alt.rock.band from your black-and-white-retro future, made this video tribute, performing Ritchie’s hit Donna. It’s one of a series of Valens tribute videos, as EddieG explains:

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Cinco de Mayo is an American holiday — and we’ve got the video!

by QUESO QUESAM May 3, 2014 Cultura
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QUESTION: How can you tell when Cinco de Mayo has turned into a totally American holiday? ANSWER: When gabachos from Tennessee start making rap videos about it in broken Spanglish! Dear Hootie (AKA Hoochie) and the Brofish: Orale!

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Happy May Day from the Workers of the World (music video, lyrics)

by MOON GUAC May 1, 2014 Cultura
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Enjoy the Internacional, the world-wide (Get it? It’s international!) anthem of those red commie cabrones in Cuba and Venezuela and China and North Korea (and lurking in secretive cells everywhere else but the lame stream media sheeple won’t tell you that.) May 1 is May Day AKA International Workers’ Day. Today the communist comrades sing […]

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