Mexican actress Martha Higareda is a well-known and popular figure in the entertainment industry. She has gained fame from her performances in movies such as Amar Te Duele, Niñas Mal, and Even the Wind is Afraid. Moreover, Higareda produced and starred in her own films, including I Present to Laura, Marry Whoever Can (20%), and Do Not Stain Frida (13%). However, she has recently become a trend on social networks because of the anecdotes she has told in interviews, which many users consider to be false.
Amid all of this, the popular Mexican band Panteón Rococó jokingly added a crazy anecdote to Higareda’s history. According to Milenio, the band’s most popular song, La Dosis Perfecta, was inspired by Higareda because they found her on a flight and believed she would come back. It was clearly a joke, and they added that their inspiration has always been the stories of people who go to their concerts and the city.
La Dosis Perfecta is a song that the band’s fans love nationwide. Panteón Rococó’s fusion of genres, including ska, punk, reggae, rock, mariachi, and Mexican folk music, has captured the hearts of many. The band emerged in the context of the Zapatista indigenous uprising and played at parties and small bars, eventually holding massive concerts, including events supporting the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN).
The band named themselves after Hugo Argüelles’ play, “The Lonely Crocodile of the Rococo Pantheon,” and released their first demo “Toloache pa’mi negra” under the independent label PP lobo Rekords in 1997. From the beginning, they fused Latin rhythms with ska, punk, and rock to create their unique “rococo” sound. In 1999, they released their first album, A la Left de la Tierra, which made them famous and earned them a contract with BMG Mexico.
Through the years, Panteón Rococó has released several acclaimed albums that demonstrated their commitment to social activism and made them a benchmark for Mexican music both at home and abroad. Some of their popular songs include La Carencia, a social complaint that people enjoy at parties. The lyrics of the song say, “After eight hours of working, despair feels at home. With the daily scrubbing, it is not enough to progress. And so dozens of years have passed. In a globalized world, poor people have no place.”
In short, Panteón Rococó is a Mexican band that has always been true to their values and commitment to social activism. The jokes and anecdotes they shared with Martha Higareda only add a bit of fun to their story. But in reality, their music and message represent a part of the Mexican culture that deserves to be heard and appreciated.