Definition of Mariachi
What does Mariachi mean?
- a group of street musicians in Mexico
- more generic word: ensemble = a group of musicians playing or singing together
- Of or pertaining to a traditional form of Mexican music, either sung or purely instrumental.
- Of or pertaining to a band playing such music, or to the singers of such songs.
- A group that plays mariachi music.
Mariachi is a genre of music that originated in the State of Jalisco, in Mexico. It is an integration of stringed instruments highly influenced by the cultural impacts of the historical development of Western Mexico. Throughout the history of mariachi, musicians have experimented with brass, wind, and percussion instruments. In addition, sociohistorical factors have influenced the repertoire in terms of the performance of diverse regional song forms as well as the evolution of the performance attire. Mariachi is important to the study of Mexican music because, as an ensemble created during the colonial period, it found its essence during the postcolonial era, blossomed during the nationalist era, and has made a global impact in contemporary times. Throughout this development, particularly since the nationalist era, mariachi music has become emblematic of Mexican music by appropriating various Mexican regional song forms, experimenting in popular radio programs, appearing in the earliest Mexican films, and performing during presidential campaigns (Loza 1993, Turino 2003, Sheehy 2005, de la Mora 2006, Jáuregui 2007).
"Mariachi" is a 2009 short drama film written and directed by Elena Greenlee.
- country: United States of America
- language: English Language
- producer: Shaka King
- written by Elena Greenlee
- cinematography by Christina A. Voros
- genre: Drama
- released in (5 years ago)
- MARIACHI, the Mixed Apparatus for Radar Investigation of Cosmic-rays of High Ionization, is an apparatus for the detection of ultra-high-energy cosmic rays via bi-static radar using VHF transmitters. MARIACHI is also the name of the research project at Brookhaven National Laboratory operating the apparatus. The apparatus is located on Long Island.
- Mariachi is a broadcast content.
Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Mariachi
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e-Study Guide for: Film Production Technique : Creating the Accomplished Image by Bruce Mamer, ISBN 9780495411161 (2012)
by Cram101 Textbook Reviews
El Mariachi: El Mariachi is a 1992 MexicanAmerican action film that is the debut of writer/director Robert Rodriguez. The Spanish language film was shot in ...
North America (2011)
by Rachel Lynette, Evan-Moor Educational Publishers
Mariachi is a style of Mexican music that began in the late 1700s. A traditional Mariachi band consisted of musicians playing the guitar, the vihuela (a guitar with six sets of double strings), and the guitarron (a large bass guitar). Violins ...
Chicano popular culture (2001)
by Charles M. Tatum
Mariachi is the form of Chicano music that is currently the most quintessential; that is, it is found almost everywhere in the United States and seems to appeal to Chicanos regardless of class and social status, whether assimilated or first or ...
World on a String (2001)
by Ramona Holmes, Terese M. Volk
Jamaica Belize Caribbean Sea Guatemala Honduras El Salvador Mariachi is a style of string music in Mexico, characterized. U.S. A ...
Encyclopedia of Latino Popular Culture (2004)
by Cordelia Candelaria, Peter J. García, Arturo J. Aldama
Early-twentieth-century Mexican composers such as Jose Pablo Moncayo Garcia and Bias Galindo incorporated mariachi into their classical compositions. In 1944 the classically trained arranger Ruben Fuentes joined Mariachi Vargas de ...
The Concise Garland Encyclopedia of World Music (2008)
by Ellen Koskoff
Mariachi Since the 1930s, the mariachi (figure 4) has been the most prominent folk-derived musical ensemble in Mexico. Postrevolutionary nationalism, which elevated grassroots cultural expression, and the rising radio and film industries, ...
Encyclopedia of Modern Mexico (2002)
by David W. Dent
Mariachi music is a regional style of ranchera that grew out of the mestizo mix of indigenous and Spanish influences. Since the 1930s, it has been the most nationally famous folk-derived Mexican musical style, popularized by the rising radio ...
Encyclopedia of the Vampire (2011)
The Living Dead in Myth, Legend, and Popular Culture by S. T. Joshi
Mexican cultural imagery, as, for example, the mariachi group reconceived as a mariachi/rock band turned vampire collective. Another vein Rodriguez mines, if somewhat cliche ́d, is the idea of Mexico as a space that Americans enter to ...
Anti-Immigration in the United States: A Historical Encyclopedia (2011)
A Historical Encyclopedia by Kathleen R Arnold
Finally, high Mariachi band leads protestors in ...
Encyclopaedia of Contemporary American Culture (2013)
by Robert Gregg, Gary W. McDonogh, Cindy H. Wong
On the other hand, other independent works starting at a very low budget eventually acquire national distribution, acting as a stairway to Hollywood for directors like Richard Rodriguez, whose El Mariachi (1992) cost only $7,000 to make.
Food Cultures of the World Encyclopedia (2011)
by Ken Albala
Patrons would gather to sup on red chili stew and large flour tortillas, entertained as well by strolling mariachi musicians. In 1937, the San Antonio health department imposed new sanitary regulations on the chili stalls, effectively shutting them ...
Encyclopedia of Sacred Places (2011)
by Norbert Brockman
The area around the basilica has a festival air, with fireworks, vendors of all sorts, mariachi bands, and restaurants. Although people come year-round, the main pilgrimages are on the feasts of the Assumption (August 15) and Candlemas ( The ...
Encyclopedia of Dubious Archaeology (2010)
From Atlantis to the Walam Olum by Kenneth L. Feder
Each themed pavilion presented a rehash of von D€aniken's ancient astronaut hypothesis, with interactive exhibits, movies, and dioramas (and, in the Maya building, a mariachi band, although how Mexican folk music figured into the whole ...
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The San Jose High School Mariachi y Folklorico
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Mariachi Band, Decision Sciences Conference, Scottsdale, Arizona, November 2007.
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- Mariachi Girl
An excellent mariachi band played at the Mexican fiesta in St. Catejan's.
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- Mariachi Band
Looks like the mariachi band makes an appearance in Sol every Saturday, then....
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- Mariachi Pepper
Veek's pepper plants are producing some nice, red mariachi peppers.
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- Cozumel - Mariachi Band on Ship
A Mariachi band, brought on board Celebrity Equinox in Cozumel, Mexico. They are playing in the pool area on deck 12, which serves as an informal auditorium on the ship.
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- Cozumel - Mariachi Dancers on Ship
Two pairs of dancers in costume with the Mariachi band on Celebrity Equinox in Cozumel, Mexico.
The men in sombreros are part of the act, but the man at lower left is not. :-)
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- Mariachi Serenade
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- Mariachi en la Playa
Mariachi interpretando "La Negra" en boda en la playa
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- Mariachi Plaza
Boyle Heights, where the Mexican influence of East Los Angeles continues to predominate, though there is a bit of Japanese presence from Little Tokyo across the Los Angeles River. Two underground Metro Gold Line stations, Soto and Mariachi Plaza, serve the neighborhood.
Here at Mariachi Plaza, it's all Mexican. In fact, there are several mariachi bands from Michoacan, Mexico, who are available for hire, as seen here.
The statue commemorates Lucha Reyes (1906-1944), a Mexican singer who was best known for singing the Ranchera Song.
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- De Mariachi's
De Mariachi's op plaza Garibaldi.
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- Sapo Mariachi
A ceramic mariachi frog in a shop at "Shacks"
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- Mariachi Amy.
#3 in the trio of Amy pictures
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- Mariachi band in Barrio Logan
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Scrabble value of M3A1R1I1A1C3H4I1
The value of this 8-letter word is 15 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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