MARIACHI IS MORE THAN THE MUSIC of trumpets and violins: it is the makings of a celebration, a party, a wedding, a festival, or a concert. The author's narrative captures the world of mariachi and its development through her interviews with many mariachis, who give unique perspectives on the culture. Tales of life as a mariachi are interwoven with enlightening biographies of mariachi greats, favorite song lyrics, and forty recipes from the mariachi culture.
PROFILES OF CLASSIC AND CONTEMPORARY PERFORMERS, FEATURING LYRICS FROM THEIR SONGS, INCLUDE:
Miguel Aceves Mejia
Jose Alfredo Jimenez
Miguel Martinez and Mariachi Tolteca
Jesus Rodriguez de Hijar