Saturday, June 23, 2012

Mariachi USA!

My cousin Nancy, Aunt Norma, Uncle Chris and I went to see Hollywood Bowl's 23rd Annual Mariachi USA Festival .  I had never been to the Bowl before.  It is a fun theater.  If you get a box like us, before the show starts they set up tables and you can picnic while waiting.

The costumes are incredible.  
Lime green shoes?!  So cool.  

It wouldn't be complete without a large breasted hostess interviewing chihuahuas about their new film.  

Four and a half hours of mariachi goodness! 

1 comment:

  1. Okay, so I'm not a huge fan of the Mariachi music but your fantastic photos and enthusiasm made me want to know more. Accoriding to wiki: Mariachi is the best known form of folk music from Mexico. The name refers to the music, the musicians and the band/orchestras that play it. Mariachi began as a regional folk style called “Son Jaliscience” in the center west of Mexico originally played only with string instruments and musicians dressed in the white pants and shirts of peasant farmers. From the 19th into the 20th century, migrations from rural areas into cities such as Guadalajara and Mexico City, along with Mexican government’s cultural promotion gradually changed this son style, with its alternate name of “mariachi” becoming used for the “urban” form.


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