Manero

Mexrrissey

By: Manero

The recent tour of Mexrrissey —a Mexican indie supergroup playing the songs of The Smiths and Morrissey in Spanish and with Latin arrangements— revived the flames of one of pop culture's most interesting phenomena: the devotion the Manchester singer generates among Latinos in the United States, Mexico and the rest of Latin America.

On the surface, it is a paradox: a gloomy, tortured and over-sensitive singer-poet from England would have no possible appeal to hard-working and tough macho men from Mexico. But reality —as Latinos well know— is way more complex than any given set of stereotypes.

Press play and take a trip to Mexchester with José Manuel Simián and Marcelo Báez. 

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