"Viva El Mariachi" ®
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Written by Al Gonzalez & Cate Rachford
educational documentary was inspired by the music of retired mariachis Valentine &
Maria Elena Gonzalez.
Special featured guests include: the grand Mariachi Vargas de
Tecalitlán and, mariachis Zihuatlan, Coculense, Las Adelitas,
Monumental America, Las Divas, Champaña Nevin, Authentico Guadalajara and
8-year old Maureen. Special featured interviews include living legends
like Heriberto "El Cura" Molina, Miguel Martinez & Jonathan Clark, Rebecca
Gonzales, and the Queen of female mariachis in Los Angeles, Ca, Laura
Sobrino amongst others who share their history of mariachi music.
Shooting took place in California, Guadalajara & Guachinango, Jalisco and
in elementary, Jr. high, high schools, colleges and universities offering
mariachi music programs.
"Viva El Mariachi" ® is an uplifting music documentary, that
explores the history, the instruments, charro outfit and worldwide
cultural acceptance of mariachi music.
Now completed, "Viva El Mariachi" ® will be entered into
national and international film festivals.
(for more information,
Journey of Time and Memory
(Click to view sample video)
The first of a series of four
documentaries of The Cultures of Mexico in California Project,
funded by The James Irvine Foundation and the
Walter & Elise Haas Fund.
A one-hour documentary, it is an authentic and
uplifting story that follows a group of young inner-city
Mexican-American musicians to Mexico where they seek a deeper
meaning of its traditions.
Pasajero- A Journey of Time and Memory Transcript
Un tributo a la maravillosa cultura y tradiciones musicales de Mexico!'
Los Tigres del Norte
‘Pasajero, A Journey of Time and
Memory breaks new ground in the documentation of ethnic music
and its impact on cultural identity. It powerfully explores nascent
transnational imaginaries and new forms of social convivencia.’
Tomás Ybarra-Frausto, Independent Scholar, New York
‘Pasajero is a wonderful story about young people who reclaim their
heritage. A musical odyssey. Pasajero successfully combines music with
storytelling, creating a tale of a forgotten Mexican tradition told by the
folks who lived it and the young people struggling to reclaim their
Les Blank, Filmmaker
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Los Cenzontles Merchandise!
collection of video clips from professional mariachi performances:
(Formed in 1999, Mariachi Jalisciense has become one of
Texas well known mariachi groups. Having performed in numerous receptions,
Festivals and Concerts they have won peoples hearts and admiration with
their unique style and tradition that Mariachi Jalisciense represents...
LA CHARREADA: RODEO A LA MEXICANA
Written, Produced, and Directed by Olga Nájera-Ramírez, Ph.
1997 Silver Apple Award
Educational Film & Video Festival
half-hour documentary provides an intimate view of the
rodeo) as described by Mexicanos living on both sides of the
States-Mexico border. Based on five seasons of
this video focuses on the charreada as a means through which
Mexican identity are articulated, negotiated, and
in English and Spanish (with English subtitles).
KTEH/San Jose public television is distributing the video
Charges cover expenses necessary to reproduce, package, ship,
video. The sale price is $19.23 for California
tax and shipping and $17.99 for non-California residents. (As
organization, KTEH cannot charge sales tax to
To order a
copy of this video call 1-800-771-KTEH or write to:
Services: La Charreada Tape
checks payable to:
KTEH Foundation. (Write "La Charreada
Tape" on your check
and/or any correspondence with KTEH.)
Or, for more information:
Cruz, CA 95064
"Noche en México," in DVD ($22 U.S.D.)
or VHS ($18 U.S.D.) for sale. This is a video of the Spectacular Concert
series from the 2nd Annual Mariachi Festival in Denver, Colorado, 2002.
Features the following groups in concert: Mariachi Los Reyes de Mexico,
Mariachi Los Arrieros, Mariachi Mujer 2000, and Mariachi Vasquez, Ballet
Folklorico de San Antonio. For more information, go to
Related Educational Audio CDs
Viva el Mariachi!: Nati Cano's Mariachi Los
Smithsonian Folkways Recordings - SFW40459 2002
Mariachi Trumpet Play-Along, Volume 1.
This 4 CD and music book collection is for mariachi trumpet aficionado, with
some knowledge already of mariachi style or technique. The music book has
two trumpet parts written out for the thirteen song tracks recorded in the CDs.
Included are: La negra, El niño perdido, La norteña, El zopilote mojado, La
culebra, Las tres pelonas, La botella, Los machetes, Las copetonas, Jesusita en
Chihuahua, Chiapanecas, La costilla, El tranchete, La madrugada, and El
barrilito. The 4 CDs contain the same 13 songs, but Disc 1 is the 'full
version,' disc 2 is for a 1st trumpet to play along with, Disc 3 is for the 2nd
trumpet to play along with, and disc 4 is recorded without trumpet tracks so
that the trumpets can play freely and see if they've learned it correctly.
Contact www.latintrumpet.com to order
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