Mexican Music: Music Video of the day


Haven’t posted an MV in a while. It’s definitely time for some music. =D

Song: El Aventurero(The Adventurer) By: Pedro Fernandez . The song talks about a flirtatious playboy who likes to capture hearts where ever he goes.  Wow there’s nothing as sexy as a gentleman in a charro outfit. Seriously testosterone overload totally drool worthy.  No? Ladies?

Here’s an few lyrics excerpted from the song:

“Be on your toes darlings for your adventurer is here my honeys!”

“I am “the adventurer” the world to me matters very little , when I like a lady… I like her no matter what.”

“I like ’em tall, I like ’em short. I like ’em skinny, I like ’em chubby, the single ladies the widows & like ’em divorced too.

“I am the adventurer and to all my “mothers in law” I propose: Do take care of your daughters if you bring ’em along or I won’t be held responsible!”

“I have a troubadour & bohemian’s soul,  I am honorable and a good friend, the most honest kidder.”

Mexican Galan of the Day: David Zepeda


The word “galan” refers to : a leading man, hero, A gallant & handsome man.

NAME: David Zepeda (Actor/Model)

Birthdate: September 19 1974

Birth Place :  Nogales, Sonora, México.

Education:Earned a degree in  Civil Law at Sonora University  (UNISON), Hermosillo- México. As  for acting, he received training at Centro de Formación Actoral de TV Azteca.

Fanclub/Official Webpage :http://www.zepedafansclub.com/ Twitter: @dzepedafansclub

Achievements & Credits:

Second Place in Manhunt International 2000 (an international male pageant.)

Novelas

Knows for his villainous roles : His characters are deliciously hypocritical, sensually slimy, you love to hate him yet can’t get enough of this sexy bad boy.

  • Production: Soy tu dueña – Role: “Alonso Peñalvert”
  • Production: Sortilegio – Role: ” Bruno Albeniz”
  • Production: Acorralada –  Role: “Maximiliano Irazabal”
  • Production : Amores cruzados -Role :  “Diego”
  • Production: Los Sánchez , Role :”Omar”

Movies & Theather

“DESNUDOS” (2004)

“4 EQUIS”

“Descalzos En El Parque”  (Barefoot in the Park)

Hosting

Riesgo Total  on TV Azteca

“Mente y Movimiento” on TV Azteca

Hobbies

His an Avid Tennis player since youth and still competes in tournaments

DAVID VIDS =D

“Soy Tu Dueña” = “You belong to me”, promo

On the set of “Soy Tu Dueña”

Commercial : David inviting  fans to be part of “Sortilegio on Stage” the novela  Tour

“Sortilegio On Stage”  excerpt,  poor David gets slapped!  =S

David wins best Antagonistic Actor  award from Premios TeleNovelas

Fan made video for David’s character the sly and evil “Bruno” from the novela “Sortilegio” = A spell


PHOTO CREDITS: my.opera.com

forum.acasatv.ro

elorbe.com

gacetadulceparaiso.blogspot.com

esmas.com

Mexican defender Carlos Salcido(PSV) Signs with Fulham


In soccer news, club Fulham has just obtained Mr. Carlos Salcido(30-year-old left-back) from PSV Eindhoven with a three year contract.  The exact expense was not disclosed but is supossedly about 1.6 million pounds ($2.5 million). He’s described as a  go-geter , a guy who can play many roles. He joined PSV in 06 and made over 100 appearances & won 2 Dutch titles. Now he takes the next important step in his career best of luck Carlos.

READ MORE ON THIS STORY AT:

http://www.goal.com/en/news/462/netherlands/2010/08/25/2087177/fulham-agree-terms-with-psv-over-carlos-salcido-report

http://www.femexfut.org.mx/portalv2/aspx/WEB_DetalleNoticia.aspx?pnIDNtca=27840

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/soccer/2010-08-27-2457070423_x.htm

TwitPic of the day


Get a special behind the scenes look at the Mexican Soccer League with today’s TwitPic of the day uploaded by @yosoy8a (Memo Ochoa goalie for team America of the Mexican League & team Mexico) the caption attached to it reads : Rumbo al estadio!!!! = On our way to the stadium!!! Referring to today’s América vs Querétaro match.

credit: http://twitter.com/yosoy8a

Mexican Pop Culture Icon to Cross Over


The iconic Mexican classic, a show near and dear to Mexicans, a total household name “El Chavo del Ocho” franchise is set to expand yet again. It all started with a live action comedy show back in 1971 , in 2006 an animated series ” El Chavo Animado” was released. The cartoon was produced by Roberto Gómez Fernández, son of writer/creator of  “El Chavo del Ocho” Roberto Gómez Bolaños. Gómez Fernández decided on the project as an homage to his father’s famous work, also he wished to pioneer one of the first animated series made in Mexico, based on a TV program.

The series consists of 100 episodes, and on August 26 will be entering its 4th season.  It is on the top 3 list for channel 5 on which it airs, competing with top contender Sponge Bob who has one of the best ratings among children’s programs. Now, an English version of animated “El Chavo” is next on the horrizon. 52 dubbed episodes are in the works, set to premier next year. The show’s staff are hard at work with colaborating voice over talents, and writers in figuring out just how to transmit that special, unequivocal “El Chavo” magical brand of entertainment. Due to cultural differences the staff is working on how to modify jokes, and adapt them for their new audience.

Lots of great stuff in store for the thriving franchise, the wide and positive response from the animated series gives way to an upcoming video game, set to be releases sometime in December. Along with an the release is an  El Chavo musical show set to open in December as well. The video game will be a  Nintendo DSi title with 52 mini games or “missions”. For the upcoming season: the show started with episodes based on storylines from the original live action series; the new season promises never before seen episodes and in HD.

New to El Chavo? Get to know this Mexican TV Classic. More Info about el Chavo

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Chavo

http://www.chavodel8.com/

Follow El Chavo on Twitter : @chavodel8com

To watch episodes of the live action series simply look up “Chavo del Ocho” on YouTube

More on this story

http://www.eluniversal.com.mx/espectaculos/99992.html

Must Watch Mexican Blockbusters


2010 is the year of the Mexican Bicentennial, that’s Mexico’s 200 birthday, but also being celebrated this year is the centennial for the Mexican Revolution.  Wars are always ugly &  tragic no doubt about that, but the spirit of those who fight for what’s right, for their most treasured beliefs is always inspiring. In this manner the Mexican Revolution can be seen as a passionate, romantic era full of heroism and adventure. I’d love to recommend a movie that depicts just that.  I’ve really been interested in posting about Mexican cinema especially classic cinema and what better way to introduce those who aren’t familiar with it than this awesome movie. The movie is called “La Cucaracha”. It stars Maria Felix an icon of the “cine de oro” =”golden cinema” era of Mexico. She was commonly known, particularly in her later years, by the honorific La Doña.  There is no comparison really , but I guess you could say she might be something like the Katharine Hepburn of Mexico.

Here’s an excerpt.

La Cucaracha:“Take it off! Strip yourself of all that’s proper. Come at me with whatever you’ve got!” Isabel: “What I have, is too much for you.”

“La Cucaracha” tells the story of  a renegade soldadera with a fearless bravado.  Soldaderas = were female soldiers who went into combat alongside men during the Mexican Revolution. For those who don’t speak  Spanish, but would like to watch, I’ll break down the story.  “La Cucaracha” (Maria Felix) is a rough and tumble soldadera who is passionate about the revolution, however the hardships of war have given her a very cynical attitude and sharp tongue. She is anything but lady like, she believes in : drinking, gun slinging and being marry.  Doña Isabel  is a very religious, modest, widow she is constantly refereed to as a respectable lady. She hates the revolution because “the cause” took her husband’s life.  When the revolutionary Colonel Zeta comes to town “La Cucaracha” expresses her desire to join his men and is laughed at him and told to go home.  She refuses to be mocked or belittled so she decidedly follows their trail.  Doña Isabel follows too in search of her husband.  She arrives at their camp to find:  drunk men and women laughing by campfires and severe casualties, among them her husband. Distraught, disheartened and not knowing what to do with her life she reluctantly opts to follow the troops instead of going back home. She refuses to become a soldadera and just helps the group with things like : nursing and cooking instead. Along the way “La Cucaracha’s” renegade ways win over Colonel Zeta and he begins to try and woo her. At first she sneers at him with a prideful demeanor and  won’t have him, but they end up together. Colonel Zeta tells “La Cucaracha”  that if she is to be his “woman” she needs to settle down, and for love she does.  Trouble irrupts when La Cucaracha suspects that something going on between Colonel Zeta and Isabel. He assures her that he only only has eyes for her and any special attention he pays to Doña Isabel is out of respect for her as a lady & widow. As time goes by the war begins to change Isabela and she eventually likes the idea of casting her modest customs aside and becoming a full fledged soldadera. What happens next? Well, don’t want to give away the ending, so you’ll just have to watch =D

Here’s a link to part 1 of the movie if you want to watch the whole movie all the accompanying videos are numbered and should appear on the side.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwtIPHu3Uxs

R.I.P. Roberto Cantoral


A sad time for not only the entertainment world but for all romantic music lovers everywhere. “It’s a great loss for the Mexican Artistic community.” stated fellow singer/composer  Armando Manzanero.  Legendary talent,  iconic figure, singer/composer Roberto Cantoral father of actress Itati Cantoral who passed away in Toluca August 7th 2010 was mourned yesterday August 8th, his illustrious career celebrated, and final goodbyes were said at the famous Palacio de Bellas Artes= Palace of Fine Arts in Mexico City. His closest friends, colleagues, and prominent figures of the entertainment industry were present to pay their respects. His career began when his brother and he formed the duo “Los Hermanos Cantoral” in 1950. He  later went on to be part of the trio “Los Tres Caballeros”.  During his time with the group he made a great impact when it came to the Mexican Ballad, among the places where the group toured were : Japan, USA, & Argentina . He turned soloist in 1960, after a 15 year career as a performer, he then  turned composer.

One of his most famous works “Reloj no marques las horas” = Clock don’t mark the hours

AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS

Held the position of :  Executive Council of  the Mexican Society of  Writers and Composers since 1982.  Special guest on global, hit entertainment shows such as:  the Arthur Garfield show (USA)  the Alice Bontorno show (Italy), Gran Parada (Spain). His personal appearances surpassed the amount of 1,500 in 120 countries during his year career his 15 year career as a singer.  Named “Mr. Amigo”  & an “Honorary Citizen” in Texas. The only non government official to have spoken at   Congreso de la Organización Mundial de la Propiedad Intelectual = International Congress of Intellectual Property.

FAMOUS ARTISTS THAT HAVE INTERPRETED HIS SONGS:

Placido Domingo

David Bisbal

Luis Miguel

Marco Antonio Muñiz

Sara Montiel

Emmanuel

Frank Pourcel

Jose Feliciano

Maisa Matarazzo

Neil Sedaka

To name a few.

picture cedits:

beth-alcyoneus.trip0d.eu

What Spanish speakers are watching: Premios Juventud


In case you missed it guys yesterday was Premios Juventud day. For those new to the awards it’s kind of like the  Teen Choice/MTV Music awards Hispanic style. Premios Juventud = Youth Awards. So how’d our Mexican talent do?? Take a look at the list of winners:

* Category* &     –Winner

*Que Actoraso* = Heck of an actor      –                                       Alfonso Herrera

*Voz del momento* = Best Vocal talent right now –              Espinoza Paz

*Cancion Corta-venas= Best heartbreak song –             “Mientes”(You lie) by Camila

*Mi artista regional* = Fav Regional artist –                             Espinoza Paz

*Mi Artista Rock* = Fav Rock artist –                                           Alejandra Guzman

*La deportista de alta tension* = Fav female sportstar         Lorena Ochoa

*Chica que me quita el sueno* = Girl of my dreams                Jacqueline Bracamontes

Cute, fun, upbeat performance by Ducle Maria

Camila does it again, yet another great song,  really beautiful and full of emotion.

I’m not a huge fan of regional music but ya know what, Espinoza Paz is actually starting to grow on me.

RED CARPET AND SHOW PICS:

http://www.univision.com/content/channel.jhtml?secid=27925

RED CARPET, ACCEPTANCE SPEECHES, BEHIND THE SCENES VIDS :

http://www.univision.com/content/channel.jhtml?chid=6&schid=10416&secid=11217

Mexican Pop


Check it out it’s Mexican POP!  Ok my friends here is you’re daily slice of Mexican pop culture: MV by band Camila  a unique flavor, real romantic vibe very bitter sweet , emotional song  called: “You Lie”

If ya like what you’re hearing support these guys they’re a great talent, feel free to visit Camila’s offical home page (can be found in Eng/Span) and get all your Camila goodies (News, Music info, Bio, Photos,Videos,Tour Info, Forums)

the adress is http://www.camila.tv/us/home

Follow Camila on Twitter: @CamilaMX , @pablocamila , @SAMOCAMILA

CAMILA Facebook http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=145456&id=254160188123#!/Camilamusic

Watch Camila Videos on Youtube at their Vevo page :http://www.youtube.com/user/camilaVEVO