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 […]

JLo releases new single 'Feel The Light' for HOME

JLo releases new single ‘Feel The Light’ for HOME

It’s not everyday I get pitched about Jennifer Lopez. Although considering who we’re talking about here, you’d think I’d be getting Jenny from the Block related content all of the time. In any event, when this email came into my inbox announcing the new single by La Diva del Bronx […]

On Culture, Music & Fashion, La Santa Cecilia

On Culture, Music & Fashion, La Santa Cecilia

Two years ago – in Miami during Hispanicize – Anjelica and I walked into the elevator of the hotel we were staying at to go back downstairs to the lobby. We had just stepped into the elevator when immediately we glanced at each other and gave each other that grin […]

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 […]