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Thread #23439   Message #260552
Posted By: mariachera
18-Jul-00 - 11:45 PM
Thread Name: Hispanic or Latino music?
Subject: RE: Hispanic or Latino music?
Mariachi music is the style of music indigenous to the state of Jalisco. In its current form it consists of not less that 5 musicians: two violins, a trumpet, a guitarron(bass guitar) a vihuela(small five string fat back guitar. The optimum size is twelve, 6 violins, two trumpets, guitarron, vihuela, guitar and "arpa' (a folk harp from Jalisco. There are many other characteristic genres of Mexican music based on regions.