I never gave much thought about mariachi bands or mariachi music. I was one of those teenagers who just wanted to spend all their in front of a computer and TV. That’s how I missed the magic.
Interest in Mariachi sparked
But that changed my interest in mariachi, I still like to spend time with my computer. My interest in everything took a 360 when my parents dragged me to an event( a church wedding). And ever since I’ve taken quite a liking to mariachi. The music was just so sweet and made a mental note to see some more mariachi band performances on YouTube. Not a week goes by that I don’t see at least two of these videos.
I did some research and discovered that mariachi originated in Mexico – old news. I also discovered that although many people loved mariachi, a lot more do not appreciate it. I’ve been led to believe that a lot of travelers in Mexico think nothing more of mariachi but a shoe for tourists. If only they knew! Mariachi has been around for so long it has been woven deep into the Mexican culture. For over 300 years mariachi has lived, entertaining and filling the hearts of listeners and performers alike.
Origin of Mariachi
It’s quite hard to really trace where in Mexico mariachi music originated. Several Mexican towns and cities claim to be the originator of mariachi. Why won’t they? Regardless of these claims, one particular keeps popping up as the origin in many mariachi circles. Jalisco is the state. It is considered the birthplace of mariachi.
A certain “myth” about mariachi music claims mariachi evolved from the various musical tradition indigenous to its origin. This was during the era of colonization. This particular “myth” has circulated so much it is considered a fact. I don’t know how true that is. All I’m able to get is that it’s a myth.
Mariachi Band Attire: Dressed for the magic
During its early day, mariachi performers didn’t wear the elaborate suits we see them wear today. They perform on occasions as they do today. And here’s some that might surprise you, they played for free! That’s right, they occasionally settled for food and drinks from the hosts. These performers loved what they do so much they played in the streets for the fun of it.
Mariachi music great quickly in popularity that the mariachi band traveled to the then Mexican President Porfirio Dias. As technology advanced, so did mariachi grew. Eventually mariachi left the Borders of Mexico, moving into countries like the United States. It was very obvious the people loved mariachi. At the rate mariachi grew, it could only be magic!
Mariachi Band in Arizona
As mariachi left Mexico’s borders, there was a need for the performers to wear something suitable. It was some time at this point the charro suit so familiar was adopted. Today, we can recognize a mariachi band by the charro suit and somewhere hats which they wear.
Regarding the effect of mariachi Jay on a person, it’s great. Let me describe how I feel when I hear mariachi music. The first time I listened to mariachi music, I had the chills, bad chills. I felt tingles all over my skin but mostly centered on my head. Mariachi music makes me calm and at peace. I may not understand some of the Spanish lyrics but I feel I do on a different level I can’t explain. That’s how I feel when I listen to mariachi music. Seeing how far mariachi has come, I’m willing to bet the music has similar effects on people.
Are You Thinking of Hiring a Mariachi Band for Your Summer Wedding?
summer is the time of year when many brides choose to schedule their weddings. The weather makes it easy to stage an outdoor event if that is what the bride chooses, but even an inside service could easily flow to an outside reception, with special lighting, candles, dancing, eating, and toasts.
Yes, the daytime temperatures will be hot, Native Arizonians have adapted pretty well to the high summer temperatures in the desert, but brides may want to follow some of these tips when creating their perfect wedding celebration. The time of day that you plan to have your wedding can make a very big difference in the comfort level of your guests. There are some traditional times that most marriage ceremonies take place, but for a summer Arizona wedding, you might consider an early morning starting time or late afternoon. You might even give paper parasols or beautiful paper fans to guests as a small gift, to shade and cool participants. When evening comes, the temperature in Arizona becomes even more pleasant.
You might consider serving frosty beverages before, during, and after your ceremony. Lovely punch and fruit drinks, cocktails, or “mocktails”, with colored straws to match your wedding theme could be a delicious, cooling, and festive addition to the affair.
When planning your reception menu, think cool salads, colorful fruit canapes, ice cream stations, and lots of cold water. Food, appetizers, and desserts should all be cool and refreshing.
Luckily, the intense heat of the sun is a dry heat, with no humidity, so shade can make a huge difference in the temperature you are experiencing. Make sure your venue has shade trees, a pavilion, or a covered patio.
Make plans to have water, bottled or otherwise, available at all times. Get the word out to your guests that hydration is of utmost importance in this part of the country. Folks will get busy with the ceremony and all the activities attached to the festivities and may forget to drink their water. Guests should receive frequent reminders to drink, drink, drink.
Most Arizona outdoor venues have evaporative coolers available which add a mist component to the outdoor fans and do a good job at keeping friends and family comfortable.
It probably goes without saying that great entertainment will keep your guests’ minds off the heat. In Arizona, one of the most popular forms of wedding music is the Mariachi Band. George Bejarano of the Mariachi Alegre de Tucson and his crew have been entertaining at weddings for well over 30 years. They know how to make wedding guests have fun, but most of all, they know how to make the bride happy. From the festive tunes that get everybody out on the dance floor to the beautiful seranatas sung to the bride, you are going to be glad that you included Mariachi Alegre in the party.
You can tell the band ahead of time if you have any special requests, or your guests can ask for special songs at the reception. Either way, Mariachi Alegre de Tucson has been making weddings beautiful and exciting for a long time. Call now to ensure that you get this talented and experienced band reserved for your special date. Your wedding will be all the more special with Mariachi Alegre de Tucson.
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