Calle 13 Go Nuts

Puerto Rican duo Calle 13 just released the video for "Fiesta de Locos," the fourth single from the pair’s latest album, Los de Atras Vienen Conmigo. The song, which imagines Residente and Visitante as a couple of mental patients, was inspired by Emir Kusturica’s Balkan gypsy-punk rock music. Filmed during a concert in Buenos Aires last year, the video captures the general revelry of the audience with a few “crazy” little moments spliced in between. Watch carefully for two women making out; a priest getting down; and a guy hugging a rooster.

I can’t wait to see if Rene brings this kind of lunacy to Los Premios MTV 2009, when he hosts the show on Oct. 15 in Los Angeles. “Participating in these awards is a tool for me to communicate in ‘living color’ what I truly feel,” the outspoken singer said. “In other words, thanks to MTV I’ll be able to tell millions of people whatever I want all at once . . . ha, ha, ha. This is the first time—and probably the last—that I will appear as host so don’t miss it.” I know I’ll be watching!

In the meantime, here’s the video for “Fiesta de Locos”—the perfect excuse to let your freak flag fly:


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Grace Bastidas, Deputy Editor

Born and raised in Queens, New York, where more languages are spoken than anywhere in the world, Grace Bastidas is Latina’s Deputy Editor. She oversees lifestyle content, including topics as diverse as career, health and relationships, and occasionally writes about her own experiences in The Good Life section. As a writer, Grace’s work has appeared in The New York TimesNew York magazine, The Wall Street Journal and Travel + Leisure. She is fluent in Spanish.

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