¡Hola Aztecs! This week on Foreign Gems, we’re going to be exploring music from the country known for its burritos, tamales and salsas: MEXICO!
Whether it is traditional mariachi or relaxing indie music, Mexico’s got it all. Below are a few Mexican classics that I hope you enjoy.
Viernes // El Trío de Omar Rodriguez Lopez
The group El Trío de Omar Rodriguez Lopez was started by Omar Rodriguez Lopez. Lopez was a solo singer who branched out to create albums with Ximena Sariñana (vocals) and Aaron Cruz Bravo (bass). Most of the group’s music is acoustic love songs, making them perfect for those rainy days that San Diego has been having. Another nice, relaxing song from them is “Domingo.”
Como La Flor // Selena
Before there was Selena Gomez, there was Selena: the renowned pop-star and icon throughout the hispanic community. Born and raised in Texas, she became the “Tejano Madonna” due to her unique fashion choices. If you’re into dancing, “Como La Flor” is a great song to groove to. Another good song from Selena is “Dreaming of You.”
Oye Como Va // Santana
I can’t talk about great Mexican bands/artists without listing Santana. With songs like “Black Magic Women” and “Oye Como Va,” this Latin-rock band will never die. Popular in the 1960s and 1970s, it’s very likely that our parents have listened to Santana.
That’s all I have for today!
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