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The Sounds of Mariachi: Lessons in Mariachi Performance DVD

The Sounds of Mariachi: Lessons in Mariachi Performance DVD

  • $1999

Nati Cano's Mariachi Los Camperos, Mariachi Chula Vista, Jesús "Chuy" Guzman, Mark Fogelquist

The Sounds of Mariachi: Lessons in Mariachi Performance offers essential lessons in Mexican mariachi performance, given by accomplished, articulate, foremost musicians and educators. American national treasure Nati Cano, honored with the National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage award, takes us to the core of the unique mariachi musical style, just as he has done for thousands of students in hundreds of mariachi school programs across America. Cano, his Grammy-endowed Mariachi Los Camperos, and its music director Jesús "Chuy" Guzmán join female mariachi pioneer Rebecca Gonzales, award-winning educator Mark Fogelquist, and talented students in this collection of mariachi performances and instruction.
This master class for teachers and students of all levels offers pointers in ensemble playing, fundaments of mariachi trumpet, violin, vihuela, and guitarrón technique, and insights to key musical genres including son, huapango, ranchera, and bolero. Bonus videos of a third-generation guitar maker, a family guitar string factory, a traje de charro suit tailor, and a mariachi specialty shop round out the world of the accomplished mariachi musician.Total running time approximately 150 minutes

Year of Recording 2010
Record Label Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Produced by Natividad Cano;
Produced by Jesús Guzmán;
Produced by Daniel E. Sheehy;
Directed by Charles Weber;
Edited by John Paulson;
Recorded by Pete Reiniger;
Liner Notes by Mark Fogelquist;
Liner Notes by Daniel E. Sheehy

150 minute DVD

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