Bands from Jalisco, in western Mexico, have been providing a unique form of relaxed, romantic accompaniment to weddings since before the Mexican Revolution. Some say the French word for "marriage" may have given their ensembles and their music its name: Mariachi. Now popular at restaurants, bars, and receptions on both sides of the border, Mariachi bands include guitars, the low, thrumming guitarron, violins, a trumpet, and a high-pitched singer. They also come equipped with a repertoire of ballads, polkas, waltzes, and cumbias. Mariachi bands are known for their stylized, sombrero-and-bolero-coat uniforms, and for wandering from bar to street corner to bar, playing their traditional music.
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A mexican street band (bandmember).
Instruments usually include acoustic guitar, trumpets, violins, vihuelas and guitarrones.
My uncle is on the phone trying to hire some mariachis for my cousin Lupe's Quinceañera.
A colorful and lively style of music that originated from Cocula, Jalisco, Mexico. Instruments typically include: guitar, vihuela (often called mexican guitar), guitarron (mexican bass), violin, trumpet, and sometimes harps and flutes. Mariachis usually dress in silver-studded charro outfits with wide-brimmed hats (sombreros).
Mariachis are usually professional entertainers who are paid for gigs. Today, many Mariachis have become worldwide musicians and entertainers (Mariachi Vargas, Mariachi Sol de Mexico).
Mariachis are usually associated with the Mexican Independence, and seen as Mexico's spirit in form of music.
We hired some Mariachis for my sister's quince, and they played wonderfully.
to be late in any given situation.
sorry i'm mariachi, i got distracted by a singing panda at the traffic lights.
bob, i've got something to tell you. i'm 7 weeks mariachi and i think it's yours.
A small group of crazy Mexican guys who wander the streets playing cheesy music for money.
Hey, you with the sombrero! Come sing a birthday song for my girl here!