Latin-Jewish Duo Br Jason Hernandez-Rosenblatt July 8, 2005

Latin-Jewish Duo Br Jason Hernandez-Rosenblatt July 8, 2005

Shout “1492” in a bar that is crowded plus some change kocker may sing down, “Columbus sailed the ocean blue. ” Although the similarly honest “Ferdinand decreed killing Jews finished. To accomplish” maintains the rhyme, it does not have the singsong syncopation required to indoctrinate generations of youngsters. Alas. Inquisitionally, 1492 ended up being a banner year — 200,000 Spanish Jews were burned, forcibly transformed or shipped away. All over the globe like so many scrabble tiles like an alarm clock going off every few hundred years, one of the larger Diaspora reshufflings followed, tumbling and jumbling jews. Some stayed in Europe, some headed throughout the Mediterranean. Numerous others headed over the Atlantic, to Spain’s regions in America’s Southern hemisphere. The resultant intermingling, intermarriage and sex produced an original social mixture of Latino and converso that — some express — includes among its descendants such luminaries as Pancho Villa, Carlos Santana and Fidel Castro.

The hiphop Hoodios (a twist on “Judio, ” Spanish for “Jew”), a normal addition to the above mentioned canon (joining Jamie-Lynn DiScala and Brett Ratner repping this generation), digest all of this and much more regarding the track “1492” (pronounced “mil cuatro ciento noventa y dos”) on the insightful era “Agua Pa’ Los Angeles Gente” from Jazzheads reports. The plaintive horns and wistful flamenco electric guitar lines think on just what might have already been lost, although the words result in the easy situation that an incredible number of Latinos have actually Jewish bloodstream. The record provides many tastes, lyrically and musically pretzelling two divergent heritages into a conversation that is common English, Spanish and Hebrew, like an email from Juan Epstein’s mother covered around a DNA helix.

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