Special Report

What is Mariachi 101?

March 28, 2010
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Gil Sperry is a great promoter of the mariachi and in addition to his book ‘Mariachi for Gringos’, over the years he has created an interactive workshop where he helps his audience to discover the wonders behind the mariachi music. Here is the account of how his workshop Mariachi 101 was created.

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Nati Cano’s Contributions To Education Of Hispanic Youth

March 21, 2010

It seems appropriate that since, this year, the The 28th Annual Tucson (AZ) International Mariachi Conference is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Los Camperos de Nati Cano, that we take an up-close-and-personal look at the contributions that the founder of this universally acclaimed ‘giant of the mariachi genre’ has made to further the education of Hispanic youth.

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Guide to Scholarships for New Americans and Minorities

March 4, 2010

Tweet I recently came across this brochure from the DFW International Community Alliance titled “Guide to Scholarships for New Americans and Minorities“. This is a great compilation of scholarships for minorities and I think that it is very important to share that information in this blog because as Hispanics most of us or our children […]

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The Positive Effects Of Mariachi On The Education of Hispanic Youth

February 21, 2010

Tweet This article has been contributed by Gil Sperry, author of Mariachi for Gringos. By Gil Sperry Tucson has always led the way in nurturing the positive effects of mariachi on the education of Hispanic youth. As far back as the 1970s, a scholarship fund was established by the local community to provide college educations […]

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Learning About Mariachi History

Jonahtan Clark from mariachihistory.com January 24, 2010

Tweet I have had the pleasure to meet over the phone during the past few weeks a very respected mariachi historian, Jonathan Clark.  He has created the website named www.mariachihistory.com where he has published some of his articles about the history of the mariachi. They are a fantastic reading, very illustrative, and a must for […]

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