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Mariachi: strings, trumpets and singing (Plaza Garibaldi)

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classification

Intangible Cultural Heritage

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How to get

Plaza Garibaldi s/n, Col. Centro. 06000, The North

in detail

Mariachi is traditional music and a fundamental element of Mexican culture; they are distinguished by a regional costume, inspired by the charro suit. The main instrument is the guitar and voice, however, most modern mariachis are inspired by the use of trumpets, violins, harps and guitarrones.

The repertoire of a mariachi consists jarabes, minuets, polkas, valonas, chotis, waltzes, serenades and corrido, as well as traditional songs of rural life.

The mariachi is so open that it has adopted other musical genres such as ranchera, bolero and even the Colombian cumbia. The lyrics of the songs performed refer to the love of the land, women, local and national stories, and love for one another.

There are usually mariachi groups in many public places; their origin is in Perla Tapatía but their greatest success has been in the capital where there is a square that pays homage to them: Plaza Garibaldi, where every day there are mariachi groups eager to please lovers, friends and families.

It is the music which currently characterizes Mexico, for this and many other reasons it was recognized as Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 2011.

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