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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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Mariachi: Not just for Quinceañeras anymore!

Picture a Mariachi band in your head. Close your eyes and let your brain recreate the scene where you first saw one perform. It was a joyous event with friends and family laughing and having a great time, I bet. This is what we strive for at Mariachi Alegre de Tucson. Our bands are guaranteed

 
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A Celebration of a Life Well-Lived

Every culture has significant and unique rituals surrounding death and funerals. In Mexican communities, death is as important a stage in life as any other rite of passage we celebrate. This feeling goes as far back as to the Mayan and Aztec worlds. The casual and accepting attitude toward death is a part of being

 
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Allow us to Greet you with a Hardy “Bienvenido!”

We are the Mariachi Band of Tucson, Arizona! The Mariachi Alegre is composed of four musicians who love to play mariachi music. As you can imagine, there are many mariachi bands in Tucson. Our band, however, has taught most of the other groups here all there is to know about playing mariachi. That’s right, we

 
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Mariachi Alegre de Tucson

In Mexico, when there is a celebration, it is called a Fiesta. Just like parties in the United Sates, a fiesta has music, dancing, good food, colorful decorations, and celebration. A festival or holiday can be called a fiesta, as well. In Mexico, some of the holidays are statutory, which means everyone who works gets

 
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