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Gear Up for National Hispanic Heritage Month!

It’s that time of year again! National Hispanic Heritage Month! September 15th through October 15th is a time to celebrate all of our Hispanic heroes! So, for the next few weeks we’ll talk about some of the amazing Hispanic historical figures and great things to happen in Hispanic communities. 1968 began the observation of Hispanic

 
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Mexican Independence Day- Sept 16!

Happy Los Niños Héroes day, everyone. It’s now time to get ready for Mexican Independence Day! Mexican flags fly freely, festivals and parties are enjoyed by many, and the history of Mexico is remembered. Before Mexican Independence, Spain ruled over, limiting trade routes and appointing Spaniards to colonial posts in Mexico. Encouraged by the USA

 
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Los Niños Héroes- Heroic Children of the Mexican-American War

September 13th marks the anniversary of the Battle of Chapultepec in 1847. The Castle Chapultepec served as Mexico’s military training academy before the Mexican-American war. Young cadets trained at the castle and despite the geographic advantage of being 200 feet above much of the surrounding landscape (natural fortification), the American troops outnumbered forces at Chapultepec

 
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The Mexican Hat Dance!

The Mexican Hat Dance is well known throughout the world as the national folk song of Mexico. Most of the time when people are asked to name a song related to Mexico, this song is recalled (along with songs like “La Cucaracha”). Popularity of this song and dance came from Anna Pavlova from Russia. This

 
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Quinceañera and Mariachi

As many of you already know, the quinceañera is the biggest event for a young Latina/Hispanic girl, until her wedding day that is. Upon reaching the age of 15, a family will celebrate a young girls’ “coming of age,” allowing her to look, act, feel, and be treated like a fairy tale princess for an

 
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You Get What You Pay For!

Like any profession, Mariachi Alegre do Tucson is a business. We have bills to pay and families to feed, just like anyone else. This is why haggling can be damaging to our business. This is not to say we overcharge or anything, we just know what our time and quality is worth. Our rates for

 
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Mariachi Alegre de Tucson Reviews!

On Weddingwire.com, Mariachi Alegre de Tucson has received an average of 5.0/5.0 stars! The lowest scoring in any section was a 4.5, while still maintaining a 4.9 average for that customer. WeddingWire even awarded us the Couples Choice Award for 2013. Other sites boast high reviews for our groups as well, often with individual scored

 
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Dia de los Muertos: The Day of the Dead

Halloween for Americans is fast approaching. Dia de los Muertos is observed around the same time and is often compared to Halloween and related holidays. This day is a much bigger deal in Mexico than Halloween is in the States. The deep tradition include building private alters to honor the deceased with intricate designs of

 
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Mariachi Clothing and Popularity (History Pt 2)

Since the 1930’s, the Mariachi outfits consisted of a short cut jacket and wool boot-cut pants to allow the wearer to don riding boots. Often the outfit is black with white or gold trim, but can be seen with red coats or pants as well as other various colors. This ensemble is called a traje

 
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How Did Mariachi Come To Be? (History Pt 1)

The Christian influence upon Mexico changed the music traditions. Cortes and the Christians brought stringed instruments, horns, and woodwinds. With this influence, the mestizo musicians began using the new instruments as well as making their own, leading to theatrical Spanish orchestra between the 16th and 18th centuries which consisted of 2 violins, a hard, and

 
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