18 diciembre 2006
03 diciembre 2006
Looking around for traditional Mexican music, I came across this unusual collection called "Yu-Mex" ("Jugoslovanska Mehika" in Slovenian). To quote:
In 1948, the Yugoslav leader Josip Broz Tito broke up with the Soviet leader Iosif Vissarionovich Stalin. Yugoslavia was suddenly between the two blocks.So, here it is: Paloma negra sung by Nevenka Arsova. (It seems/sounds that Paloma negra are the only two words not translated from Spanish.)
Yugoslav authorities had to look somewhere else for film entertainment. They found a suitable country in Mexico: it was far away, the chances of Mexican tanks appearing on Yugoslav borders were slight and, best of all, in Mexican films they always talked about revolution in the highest terms. How could an average moviegoer know that it was not the Yugoslav revolution?
The Mexican influence spread to all of the popular culture: fake Mexican bands were forming and their records still can be found at the flea markets nowadays.