CINCO DE MAYO: A FLORAL TRIBUTE
• Remember, remember the Fifth of May: Cinco de Mayo is not the Mexican Independence Day as some erroneously believe (that would be Sept.16th). It celebrates the unlikely victory against French intervention in the Battle of Puebla (May 5, 1862), impacting the American Civil War. History buffs may read more here: http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/04/remember-remember-the-fifth-of-may/
• La Bamba is a Mexican folk song originating in Veracruz. It combines elements of Spanish, indigenous and African music. Ritchie Valen’s version ranks in Rolling Stone magazine’s list of 500 greatest songs, and is the only song not sung in English. The Real Ritchie Valens – La Bamba
• La Bloomba is a time lapse of the openings of hundreds of flowers “choreographed” to La Bamba. It won first prize in the ChloroFilms competition. Film maker Kris Holmes says, “Every single flower and plant in this film was grown by me, in my own garden. I shot all of the original video myself, no stock footage was used. I designed the font used in the titles. This film was my MFA Thesis film for UCLA Film School”. Did you know that Kris Holmes is co-creator of the Lucinda Font?