Mariachi Wednesday.

Sunday, June 10th. La taquería on Mission street.
Captured this all-women quartet taking a burrito break at La Taquería on Mission street.
Just a few minutes before, they had sang La Negra Tomasa. I’ve heard this song a billion and a half times, and it sounds quite different with a violin emphasis, a sassy dose of feminine voices y make-up. Eso.

No video of course, I was busy stuffing my face.
There are many versions of the song, but below is one of the most popular ones by Caifanes. 1995 Unplugged, my BFF and I ditched school to watch this cable MTV latino special.

Caifanes has reunited after an almost 20yr-long rockstar fight and as of last year, currently touring all over the USofA +Mexico.
They recently played at the Fox theater in Oakland. The more I go to this venue, the more BEAUTIFUL it becomes. I felt like a teenager again. My knee reminded me otherwise.

Caifanes is a Mexican rock legacy and are known for their powerful lyrics and their timeless message in each one of them.
The song La negra tomasa may not be a fan’s favorite as it is a cumbia song overly played out, so I’ve included a different one below. Here are a few words from it.

Si tu te vas, a donde voy. No me obedecen mis pies.
Ya que te escondas todo el día, yo se bien que estás dormida. Con los recuerdos de otra vida.

If you go, where do I go. My feet don’t obey me.
And after you hide all day, I know you are sleeping. With memories from another life.

Caifanes will be playing in Tijuana, Mexico on June 16th.
The Toreo de Tijuana is gone as of 2007 so let’s hope that this time the concert doesn’t get cancelled, like it did in 1995.
But from what I’ve seen, promises to be a phenomenal 3hr+ concert.

Un animal, xxo♥meligrosa

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