summoning up thoughts of Mexico, the image of strolling
mariachi's goes hand in hand with that of tequila. Visions
of musicians, clad in stunning charro suits and hats, float
in front of our minds eye and we can practically hear the
guitars, violins, visuals, basses and trumpets.
If the hairs on your arms stand up at such a memory, you
have been touched by the proud tradition which is mariachi.
If you haven't yet had such an experience, you must. Many
of us have enjoyed mariachi music locally, in restaurants
or at cultural events and parties. Yet, it is to see them
while in Mexico, strolling down the street, or serenading
on a moonlit night, that true insight is provided into why
this music has endured for generations.
songs tell a million different stories, as widely varied
as from romance to death. They hold the secrets of an entire
nation's history, from tales of wartime heroes to political
revolutions. All the legend of the machismo of Mexico is
held up in their soaring trumpets and proud stance.
you are one who has never had a truly Mexican experience
of Mexico, or are one whose fond memories of this warm land
are already wrapped up in the melodies of mariachi, we invite
you to enjoy their crisp, vivid and sweet sounds at the
First Annual Tequila and Mariachi Festival in Spring 2002,
La Paz, Mexico.