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Chapter 135: Malagueña

Bollywood scores and Mexican folk

Call it ‘Bollyachi’? This chapter admittedly came out of having five classic Bollywood film tracks and five Mexican folk & mariachi tunes in the Anthology; I decided to do some creative fusion and make them share a set. But these antipodal cultures work shockingly well together, with songs that are performative and dramatic but deeply felt. The songbirds in Flor de Toloache hold a note like they’re spinning plates, while Lata Mangeshkar pleads for her true love on “Pyar Kiya To Darna Kiya”’s beguiling solo.
1. Miguel Aceves Mejía

La Malagueña

2. Lata Mangeshkar

Pyar Kiya to Darna Kya

3. Mariachi Flor De Toloache

Cucurrucucú Paloma

4. Mohammed Rafi

Baharo Phool Barsao

5. Los Tigres del Norte

La Puerta Negra

6. Asha Bhosle

Dum Maro Dum

7. La Furia Oaxaquena

La San Marqueña

8. Shreya Ghoshal & Osman Mir

Nagada Sang Dhol

9. Vicente Fernández

Mexico Lindo y Querido

10. Mahendra Kapoor

Tum Agar Saath Dene Ka Vada Karo