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The beauty and sound of Huichol Musical

The song made famous by Gael Garcia Bernal in the film Rudo y Cursi was first recorded by this Mexican group. In 2008, their album Desde México was nominated for the GRAMMY® for Best Mexican Regional Album, after spending 42 weeks on Billboard’s Top Latin Album Chart. Yet for many – ourselves included – the beauty of this quintet’s musical stylings were pretty much unknown until now. One of our tweeps on social media, however, this week introduced us to Huichol Musical and we have been hooked ever since.

Their music is at once beautiful and very proud. Take a listen and hear it for yourself. If you’ve always been a fan, tell us why. If not, share with with us what your first reaction is to the music of this this group from the Sierra Madre Occidental region of Jalisco, Mexico. Enjoy!

El Chavo Del Ocho as a Musical Comedy?

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The orginal cast of 'El Chavo Del Ocho.'

You know that saying “if ain’t broken, don’t fix it”?  I can’t help but think that when I think about this new take on the mega-international-hit-series ‘El Chavo Del Ocho.’  No es por nada, but the original show has been such a longstanding success for a reason.  We love the original characters and their original antics, on the original set, and with the original actors.  You can’t duplicate that.

If you could, someone would have certainly done so by now.  So while this new ‘musical comedy,’ which is slated to open in Chicago first as a trial run for US audiences, is being coordinated by Chespirito’s son Roberto Gomez Fernandez, I’m not really too excited about the concept.  Maybe it’s just me, but I’m perfectly happy watching reruns of the original series online or on the tube.  They still run episodes of ‘El Chavo Del Ocho’ all the time here.

Anyhow, the stage show will not include any of the original actors, has already toured Mexico and Central America, and depending on how audiences’ respond to it in Chicago, may be extended to other cities across the United States.

¿Cómo lo ven?