December 23, 2004 6:32 PM   Subscribe

This is a small homage to hundreds of performers who covered themselves with sombreros to become Slavic Mexicans. (via memepool)
posted by mr_roboto (10 comments total)
cool! i love cross-cultural mixes like this...this one just short-circuits my brain--the music, the lyrics--all of it. thanks!
posted by amberglow at 6:40 PM on December 23, 2004

The music on this site is truly amazing. And it's a beutiful illustartion of th fact that gorgraphy is no longer the dictating factor in "folk" music and "pop" music is as "folk" as anything. Enjoy children.
posted by jonmc at 6:42 PM on December 23, 2004

excellent stuff, thanks mr_roboto
posted by dhruva at 7:00 PM on December 23, 2004

Good music deserves good food, I am hungry for a mousaka burrito now...
posted by alteredcarbon at 7:34 PM on December 23, 2004

Genius. Just genius.
posted by Sidhedevil at 7:35 PM on December 23, 2004

How bizarre...!
posted by Sir Mildred Pierce at 7:41 PM on December 23, 2004

I had no idea this existed.
posted by cali at 8:50 PM on December 23, 2004

In 1948, the Yugoslav leader Josip Broz Tito ... broke up with the Soviet leader Iosif Vissarionovich Stalin

He never called.
Plus, they had almost the same first name, and that's just tacky.
posted by dhartung at 9:00 PM on December 23, 2004

This post is so cool! I was in a bierhall in Munich once & started noticing that German oompah music sounds an awful lot like the mariachi music I grew up hearing in San Diego. Turns out it was the other way around.

This post was fascinating. Velika hvala! ("Thanks a lot" in Serbo-Croat...)
posted by miss lynnster at 9:36 PM on December 23, 2004

The communist bloc and the cultural paranoia therein has led to some interesting musicl moments. In the sixties, teens behind the Iron Curtain wanted their rock and roll as much as the rest of the world, yet most of it was deemed to threatening and subversive. So they picked the form that they figured was the most harmess: surf instrumentals.

Shoot the curl behind the Berlin Wall, dudes.
posted by jonmc at 8:14 AM on December 24, 2004

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