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Mariachi For Gringos II, a book by Gil Sperry

March 24, 2011

Tweet Diversity is good, isn’t it? To me this seems self-evident, so I’m sometimes confused by the resentment I see from people who are afraid of their world changing around them. Maybe they’re just being protective. I suppose that’s understandable; it’s natural to fear what one does not know: “Take this, eat it, don’t ask […]

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Interview with Mariachi Pancho Villa from West Palm Beach

March 20, 2011
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Tweet Group Name: Mariachi Pancho Villa Year of Foundation: 1995 Director’s Name: Henry Meneses Musical Director’s Name: Henry Meneses City: West Palm Beach State: Florida Country: Unites States Serenata Mariachi (SM): Henry Meneses, from Mariachi Pancho Villa, welcome to Serenata Mariachi. (HM): One of the best known bands of traditional Mexican music in Florida is […]

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Canada celebrates Mariachi Music

March 7, 2011
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Tweet The 4th MARIACHI FESTIVAL CANADA is just around the corner, an event that is becoming a tradition in Canada, everything started as a dream and today mariachis from Mexico, United State and Canada have been promoting this unique Mexican tradition. Every may mariachis arrive to Vancouver, Canada and for one week they visit and […]

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Mariachi Education Program: Mariachi Cielo Nuevo

February 17, 2011

Tweet By Claudia Zuñiga Mariachi Cielo Nuevo (New Sky) is the youngest, largest and most experienced school-based mariachi ensemble in California. Founded in the year 2002, its 22 members are students at Middleton Street School in the City of Huntington Park. Their instrumental skills are unmatched by other young mariachi groups in the Los Angeles […]

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Interview with Mariachi Citlalli

February 13, 2011
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Tweet Group Name: Mariachi Citlalli Year of foundation: 2000 Director’s name: Jerry and Francisco Navarrete Musical director’s name: Francisco Navarrete City: Yonkers State: New York Country: United States Serenata Mariachi (SM): Jerry, Francisco, welcome to Serenata Mariachi, and thank you for sharing the story of your Mariachi Citlalli. Can you start telling us briefly about […]

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Getting in Tune with Mariachi Music

January 9, 2011
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Tweet By Linda Woo Reprinted with permission from the Washington Education Association. Just a mile from downtown Wenatchee, 90 students gather daily to create and hone the music of the majority of their elders’ homeland. They get numerous invitations to play in community events, games and grand openings. They pick up awards, Spanish, and along the […]

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Houston Grand Opera Presents World’s First Mariachi Opera: To Cross The Face Of The Moon

October 21, 2010
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Tweet Press release Contact: Pio del Castillo 832-295-5417, pio@lopeznegrete.com   Houston grand opera presents World’s first mariachi opera To cross the face of the moon / cruzar la cara de la luna New Work Unites Mariachi and Opera Traditions World Premiere Performance November 13, 2010 – featuring Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán – “el mejor Mariachi […]

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Interview with Mariachi Colima de Javier Magallon

October 2, 2010
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Tweet Group Name: Mariachi Colima Year of foundation: 33025 Director’s name: Javier Magallon Musical director’s name: Javier Magallon City: Oakland State: California Country: United States Serenata Mariachi (SM): Javier Magallon, thank you for joining us in The Mariachi’s Hat blog. How did all this started? Javier Magallon (JM): El Mariachi Colima was founded by me, […]

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Interview with Mariachi Herencia Mexicana from San Antonio

September 26, 2010
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Tweet Group Name: Mariachi Herencia Mexicana Year of foundation: 2008 Director’s name: Sergio Farias and Mathew Martinez Musical director’s name: Mathew Martinez City: San Antonio State: Texas Country: United States Serenata Mariachi (SM): Sergio Farias, director of the Mariachi Herencia Mexicana, thanks for joining us in Serenata Mariachi, the Online Mariachi Directory and in this, […]

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Saving the Sweet Sounds

September 17, 2010
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Tweet By Gil Sperry. Mexico has always been a country that valued the unique multi-faceted voicing produced by its variegated populace. As many aspects of this aural rainbow have become anachronistic, the FONTECA NACIONAL (National Audio Archive) has intervened and started a contest to choose “The Most Beautiful Sound in Mexico.” Some of the front-runners […]

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