Mexican Pop! Music Video of the Day


Happy Saturday here’s a fun little ditty to get your toes tapping! Song: Crazy Woman, By: Aleks Syntek  ENJOY! =)

LYRICS TRANLSATION by: MegaSuper Chido

I’m a singular case.

One that I should analyze.

Don’t know what they gave or what they did to me, but I am no longer normal.

Fate outdid itself and a prank wrung me out.


This is not my house & this is not my wife.

And this guy you see before you isn’t me.

This isn’t me.

Crazy, you looked like a crazed woman to me.

I love it when you’re crazy, come closer to me and kiss me here on the mouth.

Don’t be like that.  I love it when you tease.

You looked like a  crazy woman to me.

And come kiss me here on the…


Everything is confusion and we’re looking for salvation.

This is not my story  nor  is this my memory. I wasn’t’ me who killed you.
How to make you understand? You are not going to believe me.

This is not my bed, this is not my spectrum,  And this guy you see before you isn’t me.

Crazy, you looked like a crazed woman to me.

I love it when you’re crazy, come closer to me and kiss me here on the mouth.

Don’t be like that. I love it when you tease.

You looked crazy to me.

And come kiss me here on the….

I don’t do anything other than dance & dance.

With your sweet little face I live dreaming & Thinking .

And If you wish,  I will live fighting & fighting. I will bring out the animal instic in you

I’m a singular case. One that I should analyze.

Don’t know what they gave or what they did to me, but I am no longer normal.

Fate outdid itself and a prank wrung me out.
This is not my house & this is not my wife.  And this guy you see before you isn’t me.

Crazy, you looked like a crazed woman to me.

I love it when you’re crazy, come closer to me and kiss me here on the mouth.

don’t be like that I love it when you tease

You looked like a crazed woman to me. And come kiss me here.

I don’t do anything other than dance & dance.

With your sweet little face I live dreaming & Thinking

If you wish , I will live fighting & fighting. I will bring out the animal instic in you

Crazy, you looked like a crazed woman to me . I love it when you’re crazy, come closer to me and kiss me here on the mouth.

Don’t be like that.  I love it when you tease.  You looked like a crazed woman to me.

Crazy, you looked like a  crazed woman to me

You make me….. Crazy woman,  come closer to me. You make me…you looked like a  crazed woman to me.  You make me….. Crazy, you looked like a  crazed woman to me come closer to me. And kiss me here on the….

Galan of the day (Mexican Eye candy)


Sebastián Zurita

(born November 22, 1986 in Mexico CityDistrito Federal) is a Mexican actor. The eldest son of actors Humberto Zurita and Christian Bach, Sebastián Zurita Bach made his acting debut as a child, appearing in Cañaveral de Pasiones (1996) as young Pablo Montero. After several years, the then twenty-one year old actor made his television return in En Nombre del Amor (2008) as Emiliano Saenz. A year later, Zurita joined the cast of the 2009 remake of the telenovela Corazón Salvaje inspired by the original 1956 novel by Caridad Bravo Adams. He also starred in the 2009 filmÁngel Caído, along with his father and younger brother Emiliano Zurita.[1]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sebasti%C3%A1n_Zurita

WORK:

En Nombre del Amor (In the Name of Love) – Novela

Angel Caido (Fallen Angel)- Film

Mujeres Asesinas-  Series

Cañaveral de Pasiones -Novela

Corazon Salvaje (Savage Heart) –  Novela

Thanks to agressive way in which YT takes down vids I had a hard time finding a good SZ vid.  Found this “En Nombre del Amor Promo” with… I they’re Romanian subs =P

WEBSITES:

http://sebastianzurita.blogspot.com/

http://zurita-bach.com/

Sebastian in period drama “Corazon Salvaje”

[photo credits: all rights & credits go to respective owners]

Mexican Fashion Insider


Today’s must have fashion accessory is….. The colorful “pulseras de hilo (pool-seh-rahs-deh- ee-loh)/”pulseras tejidas(pool-seh-rahs-deh- teh-hee-dahs)= thread bracelets/ woven bracelets. In  Mexican culture the tradition of working with textiles and the practice of weaving has been very important, & to this day hand crafts are very popular.  Currently kids pick  up making bracelets as hobbies, some students &  housewives  make it their part-time job selling them at street markets, down town plazas & to neighbors or fellow classmates at school. Some bracelet vendors are even going high-tech and sell them online, and you can even find ritzy fashion boutiques & jewelry shops selling them with gold beads and diamond stones in them.

(Singers/actors Dulce Maria & Alfonso “Poncho” Herrera)

For the real deal killer bracelets however , your best source will always be authentic artisans. These woven bracelets have such an artistic &  organic feel to them, as do the vender themselves at times. I remember on a trip to Mexico as a kid, that downtown some University students with a pretty eclectic flair to them were selling them. When we would go shopping my brother kept joking “Mom, I want a bracelet from the hippies, buy me a hippie bracelet!”  lol xD  This accessory can often be seen worn by kids who are into rock music & the kids who have a fondness for all things  folkloric and traditional love to wear them as well, but you can really see all kinds of kids wearing them.  “Cutsie girls” (preppies) wear them, “pretty boys”, fashion buffs,  metrosexual guys, sporty guys /girls, even celebs wear them. No matter what your style is, everyone can agree that it’s cool to be proud of your roots and sport your pride.

(Cast of novela “Atrevete a Soñar = Dare to Dream)

(Andres Guardado from Team Mexico)

(Mexican Rock Band Maná)

(Singer Alejandro Fernández)

Celebrating one of Mexican Comedy’s greats


Today celebrated comedian/actor Ramon Valdez’s(1923-1988) 87th bday is commemorated. When speaking of the greats in Mexican comedy you just can’t leave his name out. Ramon Valdez  was in deed a grand talent.  His projects were wide and varied, but Mr. Valdez is greatly remembered and admired for his iconic role of “Don Ramon” on the Mexican TV classic “El Chavo del 8” He was also known for working along side his brother Tin Tan( fellow actor/comedian) on the silver screen .

RAMON VALDEZ’S BIO

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

Ramon Valdez with his brother Tintan in the movie “El Rey del Barrio” (King of the Neighborhood)

Ramon Valdez with Teen heart throb, now world renowned: singer, producer and songwriter Luis Miguel.

Sketch with comedian/writer/producer  Chespirito(Roberto Gomez Bolaños) playing amateur burglars, petty thugs “Chompiras & Peterete” (pronounced : Chohm pee-rahs & Peh-teh-reh-teh)

Playing Don Quixote on the show by Roberto Gomez Bolaños, “El Chapulin Colorado”(The Scarlet Grasshopper)

From the “Chespirito” show, playing an old man who wants to be a movie star, featuring  a cute song and montage of characters he played on he show.

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

Mexican Pop : The return of OV7


The news is out & it’s official, OV7 is making a comeback! Some rumor that not everyone will be back, & that Kalimba(ex member turned solo artist) will not be part of the comeback, while other sources say that he indeed has expressed the desire to preform once more with his former group.  Who is OV7? During an era that can be described as the reign of boy bands &  pop princesses OV7 was a coed pop group that enjoyed much popularity in Mexico.  The band gets it’s name from the musical “Grease” OV7 stands for = Onda Vaselina 7 which would translate to something like = Grease Vibe 7.  The group says about it’s comeback:  That their break up was premature, and they want to recover things lost, because the group was dissolved when they still had a lot to give.  They feel that no one with their style or vibe is on the scene at the moment and they want to bring back just that.  Die hard fans are besides themselves as a result of  the comeback news, it’s like a piece of their youth is retrived, and revived.

INFO ON THE BAND

OV7 Wiki page :http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OV7

OV7 FaceBook :http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ov7-Regresa-2010-/289523478602

Twitter:  @ OV7ationOficial

Preview of the band’s new material entitled “Prohibido Quererme” = Loving me is prohibited

OV7 The Comeback  :Behind The Scenes

OV 7  a look back

An invitation from the guys to be part of the comeback

One of OV7’s top hits “Sha ba da ba da” Lmao ahhh the 90’s.  I remember this song from when I took a trip to Mexico when I was like 14- 15,  it was big.  I remember watching the video on MTV at my aunt’s house, and dancing in front of the television.



Team Chivas’s Big Day


Yesterday was the official inauguration for team Chivas’s new home, Omnilife Stadium.  Sparkling fireworks lit up the sky, magical theatrics preformed by graceful dancers brought splendor to the ceremony, and with intense  fervor Chivas’s new anthem was introduced to the impassioned, and faithfully present fans. As spectacular as the opening ceremony was, the main event was the game that was to truly christen the field, a  Chivas vs Man U friendly.  Not only was the crowd excited to see a match between two awesome teams, but their favorite star “Chicharito”  in a tour de force was set to play a half on each side.  The first half  he played with Chivas, this was a sign of him paying his respects &  honoring: his former team, his home, his family, his  brothers,  his fans. To his people  he wanted to give a most humble, gracious, and  heartfelt “thank you”.  He played with excitement and dedication as always , but something extra was present, because he got one last chance to run alongside his comrades, on their new majestic field, sweat with them and strive  for the red and white.   This was his last game as a Chiva, this was his goodbye….  And he did not leave without a goal for his beloved Chivas.

In other soccer news, “RAFA MARQUEZ  L EAVES TEAM BARCELONA”. Read about it at the following link :

http://www.fifa.com/worldfootball/clubfootball/news/newsid=1279826.html#marquez+leave+barcelona


Another installment of “Mexicans dancing”


Time for another segment of “Mexicans dancing” ,yay!!  Alrighty, this time around we’re talking about, Duranguense dancing! (pronounced Doo-rahn-gehn- seh)

Before we begin, in case you missed the last Mexicans Dancing, this section of the blog was created in light of something I once saw on TV , on “The George Lopez” show to be exact. The star of the show dissed his own people & culture, saying that Mexicans can’t dance, and that the only dance they have is around a hat. That his wife could dance like no ones’ business because she was Cuban.  As I said before,  Au contrare pally!  Yes, quite contrary to such ignorant beliefs, Mexicans love to dance & Mexican culture has lot’s of popular dances that are non folkloric. Dancing is HUGE with Mexicans.  It’s a very popular pass time that’s near & dear for both  Mexicans , Mexican Americans, and Mexican all over the world. Mexicans have dance fever & are proud of the dancing styles unique to our culture.  Proud of dance styles that originated in our country & proud of  the new fusion counterparts created and enjoyed by us from those that haven’t. Many young kids would rather go to clubs that play traditional and modern Mexican dance music instead of going to regular clubs  that play hip hop, pop etc.  Going to a place where they can  dance  Hispanic rhythms, that is what clubbing means to them. It’s not only the kids though, some married couples love dancing so much that  they have date nights so they can go dancing. Mexicans most definitely do dance, and weddings, and Quinceañeras attest to that.

Duranguense Club doing a demo at School

Duranguense Contest: This dance team got really creative with their choreography

What is Duranguense ?

The term duranguense refers to the people from DurangoMexico. Duranguense began and was formed in Chicago, IllinoisGrupo Montéz de Durango were believed to be the very first to begin the movement. Some people consider Chicago to be the capital of Duranguense Bandas since it is so popular among the people in Chicago and a large amount of Durango natives live in this area. Teenagers are forming new Duranguense bands like never before, playing at night clubs,weddings, Quinceñeras, and family get togethers. A group of immigrants from Durango started a Duranguense group called Patrulla 81; from there it started to expand into other states and Mexico. Most Duranguense bands have been founded by Mexican-American immigrants in the United States.It was not until the early 2000s Grupo Montéz de Durango, one of the best-known Duranguense bands, topped the Latin music charts. Their CD, De Durango a Chicago, was a best-seller and had been a top 10 music bestseller in Chicago on Amazon.com. Patrulla 81′s hits ¿Cómo Pude Enamorarme de Ti? Un exito cover antes cantado por los liricos de teran, and No Aprendí a Olvidarwere also hugely successful hits on regional Mexican radio stations. – SOURCE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duranguense

Duranguese how to Video

Techno Duranguense?

Duranguense is not only about dancing, it’s about fashion. It seems like no respectable Duranguense fan would dare hit the dance floor with out the proper attire. What’s cool about this dance, I think… Is the way the couple gets really close together, but also dances  far apart &  jams on their own.  Also the basic movements, the way you’re not dancing in a preset figure or straight line yet you have to keep the beat so that it looks good. So, this is how  SOME Mexicans : party, unwind, socialize, have fun. For some, this is:  how guys meet girls,this is  how you make friends, this is a hobby, this is a passion.  If I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard people, especially those who are not Hispanic comment on how salsa, tango… etc are so sexy and romantic and how they want to learn those dances. But, there’s other kinds of dances that are really cool too, yet don’t get much attention.  I mean guys can you imagine dancing with a sexy cow girl in tight jeans? lol  Girls can you imagine dancing up close and personal with a very masculine cowboy.

*LAST BUT NOT LEAST: I’d like to close by saying, I’m not the ultimate definitive source on this or any other subject. If you’re interested in learning more, awesome ! Feel free to look into the subject, research it and get more info. There is never just one side or point of view to anything.  I say this, because I’m imagining someone commenting “That’s not real Duranguense dancing. ”  “Or what horrible examples of what Duranguense is”, or that’ s not Mexican etc… so I’ll save you the trouble. Also some people might stereotype and say ALL Mexicans like this,dress like this, dance like this .  It’s  ALWAYS  ridiculous to stereotype, first of all, and second of all not true.  This kind of music is kinda like what country music is to some in the U.S. some hate it some think it’s corny, but hey different folks different strokes.

Interested in learning more about Durangense  Here’s a short list of DURANGUENSE ARTISTS: