Tuesday, October 3rd, 2006

Mesilla Mariachis

Sunday at 4 pm at the Mesilla Plaza is the place to be if you like music and folk dance. That’s when the free Mariachi concerts begin, to be held every Sunday until November 5.

Mariachi – what does it mean? Oddly enough, no one seems to know for certain. The most accepted theory is that it comes from one of the languages native to Mexico before the Spanish invasion and conquest.

A Mariachi band consists of multiple violins, two trumpets, several kinds of guitars, and usually a folk harp. Besides a standard guitar, a Mariachi band has a high-pitched guitar and a base-rhythm guitar.

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