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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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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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