Coffee Break: Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo
What songs do you want to hear for today's 9:30 Coffee Break? (Rick Wood/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel/MCT/Landov, via NPR)

Today is Cinco de Mayo, a day that commemorates the defeat of French forces in the city of Puebla in Mexico in 1862.

Cinco de Mayo is not Mexican Independence Day -- that's Sept. 16, but it remains a regional holiday in Mexico, celebrated mostly in Puebla City. In the U.S., however, Cinco de Mayo has taken on much more significance, having become a celebration of Mexican-American heritage.

So in the spirit of Cinco de Mayo as a celebration of Mexican-American heritage, we'd like to spotlight music by artists of Mexican descent.

For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear by artists or bands with Mexican-American roots? Send us your requests.

Respond with your song ideas in the comments below.

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Songs played

? And The Mysterians - 96 Tears
Linda Ronstadt - It's So Easy
Rodrigo Y Gabriela - Buster Voodoo
Santana - Oye Como Va
Augie Garcia - Let the Good Times Roll
Sheila E. - The Glamorous Life
Rodriguez - Cause

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