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Sonidos de Mariachi: A story—soon to end!—of mariachi in Los Angeles

Date: 
Fri, 2016-01-08
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As the year comes to an end, we leave behind our old ways and strive to start anew. Let’s make sure not to leave behind our roots and traditions, just like our beloved mariachis throughout history. Come explore and learn about the journey of mariachi in Los Angeles by visiting LA Plaza’s exhibition Corazón de la Comunidad: A Story of Mariachi in Los Angeles closing Monday, January 11, 2016.

 

Mariachi music is appreciated by Mexican households everywhere; we grow up listening to it at home with our parents singing along or at celebrations of every kind. If you would like to understand the importance of mariachi in our culture, explore the transition of the Charro Suit, and learn of how trailblazing mariachi groups expanded gender boundaries of the genre come visit Corazón de la Comunidad. Mariachi as a whole has overcome many phases thanks to passionate musicians, such as Lalo Guerrero and Nati Cano, who fought to keep this style of music alive for generations to come.

 

Don’t miss this last opportunity to appreciate the unique sounds of mariachi in Los Angeles!

 

-Genesis Camarillo

 

LA Plaza volunteer Genesis contributed this blog post. Genesis has been a volunteer at LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes since Oct. 2015. Since then, she has assisted in helping with social media marketing and other projects at LA Plaza.