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.
Jul 2, '15
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
Jul 2, '15
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
Last edit by heron on Jul 2, '15
Jul 2, '15
Speaking of Mana, lead singer Fher Olvera has something to say about Donald:
Mana's Fher Olvera on Artists Engaging Politically, Speaking Up Against Trump and Other Voices of 'Hate': Exclusive | Maná 2015
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.
(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
Jul 2, '15
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