So today in my Chicano/a music class (yes, I am really taking that, don’t laugh!), we listened to the following song:
Immediately I recognized it (particularly the string theme at 0:15), but couldn’t for the life of me remember why. How would I possibly know this song, a traditional son jarocho from Veracruz? I had it stuck in my head all day and absolutely could not figure it out. THEN, about five minutes ago, I realized what I knew it from…
HAHA. Back in high school, Kenny Day got the great idea of doing a DDR-themed winter drumline show. As a result, he sent me several DDR songs (this one included) to arrange for pit. I don’t think I got very far, but I definitely remember attempting it. I wish I still had the arrangements!
Anyway, I was just really excited I finally remembered what it was from. Also in class, we listened to La Bamba, yay! That song brings back so many memories…namely K-Earth 101 playing in the background of my mom’s consignment shop when I was 5 years old. But I also realized I’ve always listened to the Los Lobos version thinking it was the original. Fail.
Anyway, back to studying. Chicano/a music basically just reminds me of home, and we all know how fun it is having Vista pride, haha. BEEESTUHHHH!