Soledad en masa

Video of the week: Paloma sin nido

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Now, I delve into… Tejano music, uncharted territory for me. Growing up in L.A., I rarely, if ever, came across something that was pure Tejano (I DESPISE Selena, so don’t mention her. Does La Mafia count as Tejano?). Most of the accordion I heard was in norteñas. I’ve been listening to tejano a bit recently, and I have somewhat warmed to it. It’s strange hearing mariachi songs played with synthesizers.

Here’s a great song, “Paloma sin nido”, performed by Little Joe y La Familia. Enjoy.


Written by soledadenmasa

March 5, 2008 at 1:39 am

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  1. We don’t know your age or maybe you’re showing it with a immature comment like the word DESPISE?

    You need to know someone intimately, understand their career or follow their upbringing to dislike that entity with your volume. On the surface, devaluating anything is short lived and comes off as a person with no education just pure jealousy. Is this true?

    From personal experience, despise an enemy not here. Focus on the uncelebrated side of Selena. You could have not met a more wonderful young lady of cheer, originality, and love. She was genuine, thoughtful and pure with a passion for Tejano music and beyond. Once exposed to music Selena learned quickly to embrace the right songs to her heart and delivered a powerful punch to rancheras, cumbia and baladas. Her crossover dreams touch us all because she found her voice in music. I could go on forever with good reason… as she lives our soul.

    Take a moment and think how hurtful your words are about a the soul you DESPISED. She was beautiful, funny and full of life — don’t destroy the great memories of this young lady — because you hurt all Tejanos too. If you love Little Joe, you should at least give Selena the same courtesy — they are one and the same in the Tejano culture — our heroes!

    VIVE Tejano :-/

    Ice Cubes

    March 5, 2008 at 9:52 am

  2. WOW. Amazing video, Diego. Even though I grew up with family out in El Paso, the gap between Mexicans/Chicanos from California and Texas is pretty broad.

    At any rate…I have to give props on that WILD keyboard solo that put a corrido out into early ’70s Miles Davis territory. That and the sky blue North drum kit…damn…check. those. curved. and. flared. drums. They make the video a fantastic mind-melter.


    March 6, 2008 at 8:38 pm

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