When Oswaldo Vázquez’s mom heard the song “Mare” by Maldita Vecindad while still in her hometown in Mexico City, she swore she would find herself a man from Yucatán. The song is a first-person narration of a man from Yucatán who is visiting family in Mexico City but can’t wait to return to his native state.
Four months ago I left Yucatán
And I came by truck to the city
I came to visit some relatives
Living here by Insurgentes
Many beautiful girls
A lot of silly violence
Lot of noise and lots of people
I better go back to Yucatán
Oswaldo’s parents, Eva and Angel, met in the United States while working at a carwash. Angel fell for one of the “many beautiful girls” from Mexico City and Eva found her man from Yucatán after all.