Super Fun! ‘Calaverita’ by La Santa Cecilia

We’ve had this song on replay every since we first heard it. It’s Calaverita by La Santa Cecilia. Have we mentioned we’ve actually met them in person a few times now? Rubbing it in much, jaja? The video is also a lot of fun. Wish we could have been there to dance and […]

Tania Mondragon on Women in Norteño Music

Tania Mondragon on Women in Norteño Music

Norteño music is still one of those genres that Mexican men seem to dominate over their female counterparts. Despite the likes of Paquita La Del Barrio and Jenni Rivera having made great inroads in the music industry for all mujeres, it still holds very true that we can probably count […]

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Musical Classics: Tu Cárcel

Few things tell us more about ourselves than the type of music we choose to listen to.  No sé porque, but I’ve always believed that.  There’s something about the intimacy between a good song, it’s lyrics and how they speak to us that is really special.  A good song – así […]

El Ruido De Tus Zapatos

I don’t know that I fully understand the letra  to this song, but I have been singing it pretty regularly in the car. The video is even more confusing. I suppose it’s a love story or love triangle of sorts… pero como que no me cuadra.   The group singing it is La […]

The Sound Was Brown At Pachanga Fest in Texas!

FROM JUAN: Friends, today I’m welcoming another amiga to the Juan of Words familia.  I know you will embrace Byrdie Franco as a contributing writer and a fresh new voice on Juan of Words.  This past weekend Byrdie attended Pachanga Fest in Austin for us (I know what a sacrifice, jaja!) and […]

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Musica De Vara – The Music Of My Mexico!

Actually it’s called a huapango arribeño.  In my neck of the serros in Mexico – El Sauz to be precise – my parents just called it música de vara.  It came back to me this weekend for whatever reason all of the sudden.  I remember my brothers and I used […]

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Not Jenny From The Block… Becky G From The Barrio!

Forget Jenny from the Block!  Well at least until you get to 3:02 on the video below.  Oops, did I just ruin the surprise ending?!  Maybe it’s just me, but I’m kind of hooked on the infectious sound of up and coming singer, songwriter and rapper teen Becky G.  Well […]