Amandititita – An Acoustic Peformance

I’ve been mesmerized for years by this diminutive performer who sings outrageously funny songs about ordinary people and their idiosyncrasies… all to a cheesy but hypnotic cumbia beat.

I just found this unplugged, gentler version of one of her well-known songs, with only herself, a guitar and an accordion.

Los Lobos – Kiko and the Lavender Moon

Mexican radio station Ibero 90.9 has a series called 6 Tracks, in which guests are asked to name 6 songs that have been important in their lives. This is one of the songs selected by Bernardo Fernández, Bef, illustrator, graphic designer and author (see my review of his wonderful novel Ojos de Lagarto)

Here’s the link to see the rest of the tracks he selected:

Gloria Trevi – Hoy me iré de casa

A live performance of Mexico’s mega-star performing one of her most popular songs. The song dates from the early 90s, but this performance appears to be about 15 years later. I saw her live at the Universal Amphitheater some time around 2004, and there was the same adulation from the crowd. Notice the entire audience knows every word of the song.