Mexican Video Game Nerds Will Eat Up These Mariachi Cover Songs

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Meet David Ortiz. If you’re a video game nerd, he’s got something that’ll tickle your eardrums.

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Ortiz is the founder of Mariachi Entertainment System, a band that records some of the geekiest mariachi tracks on YouTube.


Ortiz, a native Texan, rounded up a group of mariachi friends to record covers of iconic video game music from titles such as “Metroid,” “The Legend of Zelda” and “Super Mario World.”

Remember Vega’s level from “Street Fighter 2”?

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Then their flamenco + mariachi version will have you climbing up the wall:

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If you remember how hard it was to get to Dr. Wily in “Mega Man 2″…

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You’ll love their cover of the Dr. Wily stage – and you don’t have to get through eight robot bosses to listen to it.

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If you’re a role playing game OG, you know “Chrono Trigger” had one of the best soundtracks ever…

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Mariachi Entertainment System’s cover of the Millennial Fair theme will definitely transport you back to those fun times in Guardia…

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If you played “Castlevania 2: Simon’s Quest,” you’ve probably had the music stuck in your head for years…

The mariachi version will have you yelling, “Simón!”

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Video games not your thing? How about a little “Star Wars”?

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Mariachi Entertainment System’s covers are filled with so much joy – and tequila shots – their songs will warm even the coldest of hearts.


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Latinos Are Becoming U.S. Citizens To Vote Against Trump


Latinos Are Becoming U.S. Citizens To Vote Against Trump

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There are very few positives that have come out of Donald Trump running for President. In fact, the only one I can think of is this:

More legal residents are becoming U.S. citizens just so they can vote against Trump.

Immigrant Children Sworn In At Florida Naturalization Ceremony

According to the New York Times, applications for naturalization went up by 11 percent in 2015.


Government officials expect that up to one million people could seek citizenship in 2016.


It’s unclear how many of these are Latinos, but according to the Pew Research Center, of the 8.8 million legal residents who can become citizen, 2.7 million are of Mexican origin.


Unfortunately, as is the case with other things pertaining to civic engagement, Mexicans (like my mom…Come on, get it together ma!) become citizens at a lower rate (36 percent) than other immigrant groups (average is 68 percent).

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So what does this all mean? It proves Trump is enough of a threat to Latinos that they’re being motivated to do something they normally don’t do; they’re registering to vote.

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So please, for the love of your own people, register to vote. Just do it already.

Read more about this story at the New York Times here.

Register to vote today by downloading the Latinos Vote app for iOS and Android. Our voice matters. #WeAreAmerica

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