Wednesday, November 08, 2006

I hate to cook... as in I Hate To Cook Day, which is incidentally today. But, I guess, I'm going to make an exception for mexican food! You know, I really envy those people in California... they are going to have a great time with Mariachi Night! A night of mexican food, dance amd music is enough to make everyone go 'Hola'!

I found these cool facts about mariachi... check them out !

  • Mariachi is a type of musical group, originally from Mexico, consisting of at least two violins, two trumpets, one Spanish guitar, one vihuela and one guitarr√≥n.
  • The word mariachi was long considered to be derived from marriage, the French word for marriage.
  • Mariachi music as we know it today originated in the Mexican state of Jalisco.
  • It acquired a wide fan following with the hit movie... Desperado.
  • Mariachi provides a great insight into the mexican culture.
A few more links to brush up on Mariachi -

The Fun Never Stops - A good guide on transportation during mariachi.
Mexican Heritage Plaza - Event details.
Stay In Touch - Great mariachi ecards to send to family, friends and loved ones.
 
posted by Casey Galatos at Wednesday, November 08, 2006 | Permalink |

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