The mariachi sound is the heart and soul of Mexico-and a form of music that today is enjoyed throughout the world. In this down-to-earth program, mariachi aficionado Cornelio Garcia introduces viewers to the music, history, and cultural importance of mariachi bands in Mexico and elsewhere. Whether they are marching in a parade, performing onstage in a restaurant or at a fiesta, or even serenading mourners at a funeral, mariachis bring pleasure to all who hear them. The renowned Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan is spotlighted.
Songs and Traditions: Guadalajara's International Mariachi Band Competition (5:23) -- Mexican Mariachi Performed by Venezuelans (5:10) -- Women From the US Perform Traditional Mariachi (3:29) -- Mariachi Born in the Jalisco Countryside (6:54) -- Mariachi at Private Parties (7:32) -- Mariachi at the Charreada, the Mexican Rodeo (8:37) -- History of the Traditional Costume of the Mariachi (3:00) -- Mariachi and 'Los Corridos,' Stories of the Revolution (2:43) -- Mariachi and Freedom of Expression (2:58) -- "Songs and Traditions": Modern Mariachi in Many Forms (5:31) -- Modern Mariachi and Classical Music Tradition (4:18)
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