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La Pasión de Mariachi: Salute to Mariachi History and Excellence

July 12, 2017

6 pm (doors open at 5:30 pm)

La Pasión de Mariachi is a celebration of the art form of mariachi. The purpose is to create greater awareness, understanding, and appreciation of traditional and authentic mariachi music by providing insights into the music, band member make-up, and instruments. Mariachi groups, like orchestras, are typically comprised of 18 to 20 members; many of the instruments, such as the guitarrón, are unique to this form of music. Performances will demonstrate various styles within the genre, including son, huapango, and ranchera.

There will also be a demonstration of the beautiful teaching exchange between “master instructor” and student in violin, guitar, and voice. This exercise demonstrates the great gift of the MSA Workshop offered through Mariachi Spectacular de Albuquerque, because it is very rare in any musical genre that iconic master musicians interact with and teach youthful students. It would be the equivalent, in rock and roll, of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards teaching voice and guitar to an everyday music student.

For more information, please check out the Mariachi Spectacular de Albuquerque website: www.mariachispectacular.com.
Free community event


July 12, 2017
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