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