Heavy Nopal (1993)

This video documentation shows a selection of Astrid Hadad and Los Tarzanes’ songs. In ‘Heavy Nopal,’ Astrid uses iconic references, like the cactus, the rock, the pyramid, and the tequila bottle. These elements are not just scenery, but they appear also on Hadad’s own body, which so becomes a human, mobile stage, and also an altar. From the calla lilies to the extremely complex surprise-multi-purpose outfits, to the innumerable ornaments, ‘rebozos,’ virgins of Guadalupe, guns, and common places in the essence of Mexico, Astrid Hadad and her Tarzanes transport the audience through several levels of iconography. Through this iconography, Hadad offers different meanings for both the female body and the Mexican political body.


Permanent URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2333.1/95x69qxp

Additional Info

  • Title: Heavy Nopal
  • Holdings: video (HIDVL)
  • Duration: 00:10:18
  • Language: Spanish
  • Date: 1993
  • Type-Format: concert, cabaret
  • Cast: Astrid Hadad, protagonist ; Los Tarzanes, musicians.