Mariachi music is one of the few styles of indigenous music that serves both a utilitarian and an entertainment function.
The mariachi band is used for many different occasions, such as dances, weddings, and funerals.
It is not unusual to find the group serenading a young woman on the occasion of her birthday, celebrating a saint’s day, or singing to the mother of one of the band members on her birthday.
People who enjoy mariachi music like it because it rekindles old memories, takes them to places that are far away, or brings back scenes of childhood.
To help your little one understand the connection between Mexico and mariachi music, we both listened to and created our very own mariachi vihuelas!