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.
Guadalajara's International Mariachi Band Competition (6:05) -- Mexican Mariachi Performed by Venezuelans (1:47) -- Women Mariachi Musicians (3:13) -- Mariachi in the Jalisco Countryside (6:58) -- Mariachi at Private Parties (7:34) -- Mariachi at the Charreada (9:52) -- The Traditional Costume of the Mariachi (2:38) -- Mariachis and Los Corridos (2:01) -- Mariachi and Freedom of Expression (2:59) -- Mariachi in Many Forms (5:32) -- Modern Mariachi and Classical Music (4:15)