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Thread #47227   Message #703575
Posted By: GUEST,maryrrf
03-May-02 - 09:28 AM
Thread Name: Help: Cinco De Mayo play lists
Subject: RE: Help: Cinco De Mayo play lists
Juanita, it depends on your audience. Are they Mexican, Mexican American, Hispanic (assorted), or all gringos? I'll be playing at an Irish Pub but I may throw in "Cancion Mixteca" since it is 5 de mayo. If your audience is all gringo, how about something like "Cielito Lindo". It's about as overdone as "Danny Boy" on the Irish circuit but everybody will recognize it. By the way I don't mean "gringo" to be perjorative, just want to distinguish between Latins and "middle Americans" - in terms of whether or not they would understand Spanish lyrics or be familiar with some of the better known Mexican songs.