by Patricia Greathouse


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Mariachi by Patricia Greathouse

Immerse yourself in the history, food, travel, lifestyle, and celebrations of this exotic culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781423602811
Publisher: Smith, Gibbs Publisher
Publication date: 06/01/2009
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 16 Years

About the Author

Patricia Greathouse played with Mariachi Azteca for nine years. She is a restaurant reviewer and food feature writer for the Santa Fe New Mexican, The New Mexican, and other publications.

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Modern mariachi is the music everyone has heard on the radio, at parties, and at community celebrations. Mariachis on the street and on the stage, whether in Mexico, Los Angeles, or Santa Fe, are modern mariachis. It is a distinct form and it is the focus of this book.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Randy Carrillo 6

Preface 9

Acknowledgments 10

What Is Mariachi? 13

History of Mariachi Music 19

Instruments and Song Forms 31

Screen Stars and Early Mariachis 41

Living Legends 53

Making a Living 65

The Rise of Modern Mariachi 91

Education and Conferences 123

Recipes in the Spirit of Mariachi 143

References 170

Resources 172

Index 173

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