Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
A must have for anyone who loves Music and the video medium
jerkypantz | chicago, IL United States | 03/29/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This dvd spans the carrear of Cafe Tacuba with their first label and its probably the best buy in any collection. If you want to listent to music that transcends all barriers this is it. It has 17 videos beginning with the ones made from their last album and ending with the ones from their first. It also includes two shorts made by cozme,nru,juan,or rita cantalagua , the lead singer, that are pretty experimental works on the themes they usually deal with, self exploration, rebirth, and funkiness. Their music is truly inspiring and energitic. They emphesize the contrast of living in one of the largest cities in the world, and at the same time living in a country that is 90% rural. They use this point of view to explore what mexico means to them, the world, and the universe. They embrace all muscial styles and all their videos are visually entartaining and are full of energy and color.The interview sections are dated, but to this day they stand true to concept of Cafe Tacuba and to their own individual musical identeties.The only disavantage is that the interview sections are not subtititled. These are very crucial to understanding of the group and their musical philosophy.This is the dvd to own if you want to bring life to your collection."
jerkypantz | 10/20/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Cafe Tacuba is just simply the best band out right now. From Reves to Maria each video is unique, they visually complement each song's melody and lyrics. For those of you who don't know, Cafe Tacuba is not your commercially compatible, mtv friendly, u.s. santized brand of latin american musicians. They make music that remains true to its roots; composed of european, indigenous, and mestizo sounds. They indulge in musical and artistic exploration for the sake of creativity and growth and not just profit or super duper stardom. They have a worldwide following that respects and enjoys alot. Look out for them as these albums will be the tip of iceberg for the four talented artists."