FESTIBA Mariachi Festival — March 26-27

March 19, 2010
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Tweet By Jonathan Clark South Texas has long been a hotbed of mariachi activity, and the University of Texas-Pan Am at Edinburgh has produced more than its share of award-winning mariachi ensembles over the years. UTPA’s FESTIBA Mariachi Workshop, Vocal Competition, and Concert — celebrated as part the international FESTIBA Festival of Books and Arts […]

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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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Mariachi Cielo Nuevo – Youth Mariachi Profile

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Tweet By Claudia Zuñiga, Violinist for the Beach Cities Symphony Orchestra in Redondo Beach, California and director of the Mariachi Cielo Nuevo from Middleton Street Elementary School in Huntington Park, California. Mariachi Cielo Nuevo members, ages 8-12, are proud to be among the most accomplished musicians in the Los Angeles Unified School District. All members […]

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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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International Mariachi Contest

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Tweet The Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs, through the Institute of Mexicans Abroad is organizing an international mariachi contest open to participants from any nationality. Here are some of the rules for the contest: Contestants must reside outside Mexico Must be at least 18 years old Contest is open to people of every nationality Required […]

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Mariachi Profile: Mariachi Luna Y Sol

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Tweet Name: Mariachi Luna Y Sol Year of foundation: 2005 Musical Director: Marcos E. Mora Location: Omaha, Nebraska Interview with Mariachi Luna Y Sol Where does the name of the Group come from? From the influence of the Sun and the Moon. What instruments are played in the mariachi? Guitar, Vihuela, and Guitarron. Do you […]

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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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Every Mariachi in America to have their profile online

November 9, 2009

Tweet It has been about two months since I started the work of creating the most comprehensive online directory of Mariachi bands in America.  It all happened by accident when I could not find information online for a Mariachi in my area and I decided to change that situation with a website of my own. […]

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Serenata Mariachi by Mariachi Vallarta

October 27, 2009
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Tweet Finally, a month after my wedding, after the honey moon, and after coming back and catching up with work, I can tell the story of the Serenata Mariachi I gave my fiance the before our wedding.  That is actually what inspired the creation of this blog and this site, so it was an event with […]

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Welcome to the Mariachi's Hat Blog and Serenata Mariachi website

September 11, 2009
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Tweet The Mariachi’s Hat Blog is part of the new website deditated to the tradition and music of the mexican Mariachi’s. Serenata Mariachi was born because I was looking for a Mariachi band to play for a serenata for my fiance but I could not easily find any information about groups available in my area. […]

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