Bandas de la Bandera: Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with All-New Mexican Music

This Saturday is Cinco de Mayo, a day to celebrate Mexican heritage in all its forms. With that in mind, we’ve decided to make a playlist featuring all-Mexican tunes — but it’s not what you’d expect.

Tradition is an important part of any culture, but Mexico is home to more than just mariachi bands — there’s also a thriving independent music culture there, doing innovative things and incorporating new and exciting influences into their traditional sound. We pulled together some of the bands doing just that. Listen to our Bandas de la Bandera playlist now to see what you might have been missing, or just blast it during your weekend festivities.

∞  May 4, 2012 — 10:00AM