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Interview with Mariachi Imperial de America de Jose Longoria

September 8, 2010
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Tweet Profile: Group Name: Mariachi Imperial de America Year of foundation: 1980 Director’s name: Jose “Chabelo” Longoria Musical director’s name: Jose “Chabelo” Longoria City: Houston State: Texas Country: United States Serenata Mariachi (SM): Jose Longoria, director of the Mariachi Imperial de America, welcome to The Mariachi’s Hat. What can you tell our readers about the […]

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The 1st Annual Rosarito Beach International Mariachi and Folklorico Festival

August 28, 2010
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Tweet By Gil Sperry For anyone planning to create a major new mariachi y folclorico event, I respectfully ask you to take a deep breath and carefully consider the scope of the adventure on which you are about to embark. My respect for those who have already accomplished this feat continues to grow as we […]

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Hayward celebrates its first annual Feria de Mariachi

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Tweet By Jonathan Clark Mariachi music is alive and thriving in Northern California. Last time I counted, there were over 40 mariachi ensembles in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Even though the current economic crisis has hit the Latino community particularly hard, live mariachi music can still be heard daily in restaurants and bars, […]

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Mariachi Spectacular de Albuquerque —
 Definitely One of the Best

August 7, 2010
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 Definitely One of the Best

Written for The Mariachi’s Hat Blog By Jonathan Clark

“To my mind, Albuquerque is the best of all the US conferences, and this year’s was the best I can recall,” asserts veteran mariachi educator Mark Fogelquist. Over the past three decades, the San Diego, California teacher has attended more mariachi festivals and conferences than he can count, including the past 20 consecutive Mariachi Spectacular celebrations.

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Interview with Mariachi Los Dorados from Vancouver, Canada

June 27, 2010
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Tweet This time we travel to Canada to talk with one of the most recognized mariachis of Canada.  We saw them recently representing the mariachi culture during the Winter Olympics.  This week we see them in Serenata Mariachi. Mariachi Los Dorados Profile Year of foundation: May 5th 2003 Director: Alex  Alegria City:  Vancouver State:  British […]

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Interview with Caro Mayorga – A Mexican ‘Charra’

June 20, 2010
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Tweet We continue our series of interviews with a Mexican ‘charra’, a soloist with great love for the mariachi music and a great talent: Caro Mayorga.  SerenataMariachi.com proudly presents an interview with a great artist. Caro Mayorga’s Profile Musical beginnings: February  2002 Location: Zapopán, Jalisco. Serenata Mariachi (SM): Caro Mayorga, welcome to  SerenataMariachi.com.  It is a […]

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Miguel Martínez: Prophet in another land

June 8, 2010
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Tweet By Jonathan Clark Without question, Miguel Martínez is the most influential instrumentalist in the history of mariachi music. Widely considered the ”father of the modern mariachi trumpet,” he not only defined the model for solo trumpet performance in the mariachi, but he also introduced and perfected the mariachi trumpet duet popular today. In addition […]

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A Mariachi’s Tune

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Tweet The Mariachi can be an inspiration to any form of art, not only music, as we see in the work of the recognized Spanish illustrator and friend of Serenata Mariachi, Javi Muñoz. Javi has produced some illustrations that he has shared with Serenata Mariachi and all of our readers and followers. Here is what […]

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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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