Mexicans being awesome.....Trump is clueless.



  1. I love Playing for Change anyway, they've done a lot of great work around the world. But with a part of my heart and soul in love with Mexico and her people, I especially appreciate these couple songs that highlight the beauty of the Mexican people as well as the love they hold for their homeland.

    "La Bamba" is a son jarocho, meaning it originates from Veracruz, my husband's neck of the woods.

    As I find more awesome Mexicans being awesome, either here or in Mexico, I am going to post them here. Feel free to add.
    Last edit by ElvishDNP on Jul 2, '15
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  3. by   ElvishDNP

    Three Mexican sisters cover Metallica....they do other songs too but this is pretty amazing!
  4. by   herring_RN
    I'll start with a jazz musician. Pancho Sanchez was born in Texas and grew up in a Los Angeles suburb.
    He's respected as one of the top American percussionists of our time. He performs frequently in venues varying in size from concert halls to local jazz festivals. My Daddy played flugelhorn for a few gigs when his band member was unavailable.
    I've heaed him when he did concerts for health care charities.



    PS: I really like the first video. Once I cared for a patient who sang Cielito Lindo with me all night. Her daughter and granddaughter were in tears as their mother hadn't spoken in years, yet she sang. She knew verses and I joined in during the chorus. After 12 hours I had learned the verses.
    PS: I like the new lyrics!

    I couldn't play the 2nd video. Technical problems.Add PS
    Last edit by herring_RN on Jul 2, '15
  5. by   heron
    Thank You, Donald Trump!Â*|Â*America Ferrera
    Anyway, I heard what you said about the kind of people you think Latino immigrants are -- people with problems, who bring drugs, crime and rape to America. While your comments are incredibly ignorant and racist, I don't want to spend my time chastising you. I'll leave that to your business partners like Univision and NBC, who have the power to scold you where it hurts. Instead, I'm writing to say thank you!

    ... You have made your thoughts on the Latino community clear and you continue to stand by them. And in return, we will do more than tweet about our indignation and beat piñatas of your likeness. We will silence you at the polls. We will vote and use our growing position in U.S. politics. Our fellow Americans who understand and value our contributions will join us. We know there is nothing that scares you more.
    I gotta love any grrl who talks back - and, no, that's not a typo!
    Last edit by heron on Jul 2, '15
  6. by   herring_RN
    Bobby Verdugo was born in Bakersfield, California and raised in East LA.
    The Verdugos were in California when it was Mexico. We became a state in 1850.
    People say, "We didn't cross the border. The border crossed us."

    Bobby was a leader in getting decent education and college prep classes in schools with predominantly Mexican American student bodies.
    Bobby is now a social worker with Catholic Charities working with teen fathers.
    His wife, Yoli Rios works for registered nurses at UCLA hospital.
    Hear Bobby talk about some of his accomplishments:
    http://www.kcsb.org/wp-content/uploa...dugo041713.mp3
  7. by   herring_RN
    Master trumpeter Rafael Mendez was born in Jiquilpan Michoacan, Mexico in 1906. When I was 12 we went to hear him at a bull fight arena in Tijuana. My Dad was a fan.

    Just listen to this. It IS awesome:
  8. by   ElvishDNP
    Ellen Ochoa's parents didn't bring drugs and crime, they brought a future astronaut and PhD.
    Astronaut Bio: Ellen Ochoa (3/2014)
  9. by   ElvishDNP
    Quote from heron
    Thank You, Donald Trump!Â*|Â*America Ferrera


    I gotta love any grrl who talks back - and, no, that's not a typo!
    It's been a long time since I've seen it spelled grrl....was very popular among the college-age set when I was there in the late 90s. Have seen it off and on since, though to be fair don't expect to see it much in this neck of the woods.

    Anyway back to the point, I love what she says about Latinos being the youngest and fastest growing group. My Latino son will be 11 in a couple months. While he's still a couple national elections away from 18, you better believe he's paying attention to who's saying what about his father's people.

    While we're bragging about awesome Mexicans, I'll brag about my son. He's such a perfect mix of two cultures. He loves Doctor Who and Star Trek and LOTR and hot dogs and hamburgers.....and he also loves arroz con frijoles and Mana and World Cup futbol and trying to roll his r's to say "perro". (He used to do it perfectly but after starting school and using his Spanish less it got harder for him).
  10. by   ElvishDNP
    Speaking of Mana, lead singer Fher Olvera has something to say about Donald:
    At the end of the day, he can be a pendejo [a fool] -- he's a guy whose head doesn't work well -- but he's an important celebrity. And he makes such an aggressive reference to a race, it can't pass unnoticed. We have to express what we think as Latins. I don't think we should stay quiet. We have to express the truth: he's a man full of violence and hate, and really, it's obvious he dislikes Latins and Mexicans, even though many work for him. It's an unfair posture from an ungrateful boss. We can't keep quiet in a country where we're trying to make a living.
    Mana's Fher Olvera on Artists Engaging Politically, Speaking Up Against Trump and Other Voices of 'Hate': Exclusive | Maná 2015

    (They translated pendejo rather politely, or maybe it means something different where Fher is from [Guadalajara] than where from DH is from. In DH's neck of the woods it means roughly "@$$hole".)
    Last edit by ElvishDNP on Jul 5, '15
  11. by   toomuchbaloney
    Gosh, didn't Mexico give us the Romneys?
  12. by   ElvishDNP
    Quote from herring_RN
    PS: I really like the first video. Once I cared for a patient who sang Cielito Lindo with me all night. Her daughter and granddaughter were in tears as their mother hadn't spoken in years, yet she sang. She knew verses and I joined in during the chorus. After 12 hours I had learned the verses.
    PS: I like the new lyrics!
    Herring, the other lyrics are the Mexican classic "Mexico Lindo y Querido" (Mexico, Beautiful and Beloved)...I like the way they combined the two as well! Here is Vicente Fernandez singing it. There is no voice like his!
  13. by   herring_RN
    My favorite song. Awesome! (I rarely use that word)

  14. by   ElvishDNP
    Quote from herring_RN
    My favorite song. Awesome! (I rarely use that word)
    Oh, I love that version! A former supervisor introduced me to it a few years ago. Thanks for posting here, it's perfect.

    I listened to a lot of musica norteña when DH and I were a-courtin'. It taught me a lot of colloquial Spanish as well as a lot about Mexican culture.
    Last edit by ElvishDNP on Jul 2, '15

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