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Chicano Musician Flaco El Jandro Drops New Single

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Flaco has worked with top flight producers such as E Arenas of Chicano Batman and Erik Canales of Allison.

Chicano singer/songwriter Flaco El Jandro sparks his lyrics from an everyman’s standpoint in a very straightforward manner.

Case in point: his latest single is an ode to those of us who are ready to put some smoke in the air, only to be left tapping our pockets and twisting our necks in search of their missing lighter.

“Mi Encendedor,” Flaco El Jandro’s clever new single, makes its debut on streaming sites this week. Daily Chela is proud to have the exclusive premiere.

“The topic of this song is extremely simple,” says Flaco, who represents for Salinas, CA. “Everyone has a friend, or has been that friend, that pockets a lighter after borrowing it.”

It’s a lighthearted setup, but Flaco’s impassioned wails, punctuated by some groovy skanking, is endearing to those of us who have fallen victim to (or committed) this ritual homeboy crime.

Flaco’s come up has been much more successful than your average lighter thief. He’s worked with top flight producers such as E Arenas of Chicano Batman and Erik Canales of Allison.

While cumbia is his weapon of choice, he employs an indie pop aesthetic into his work.

“It’s a nice balance of traditional and contemporary,” he said.

It’s also as timeless as a smoker looking to bum a light.

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About the author

Marcos Cabrera

Marcos Cabrera is a writer born and raised in Salinas, CA. He was a pop culture columnist for Media News Group and the USA Today Network. His work has appeared in the San Jose Mercury News, the Village Voice, and Zocalo Public Square. He is a founding member of the Chicano hip-hop/teatro collective Baktun 12 and has competed in the National Poetry Slam competition.

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