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"Viva El Mariachi"®

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Written by
Al Gonzalez & Cate Rachford

This 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.  Available only in DVD, $20 (
includes S/H, Continental USA only).


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