Columbia Pictures

Mariachi music is a vibrant, lively and popular tradition. Its roots go back to regions in the southwest of Mexico. The typical sound of the Mariachi is created by a series of different instruments. Most Mariachi sets have several violins, one or several trumpets, and at least three types of guitars of mariachi: a classical guitar, a guitarron (a big guitar acoustic bass) and a vihuela (of five strings, rhythm guitar of high tone). Mariachis have become an emblem of Mexican pride through the incorporation of regional forms of song from all regions of Mexico. Although new music does not include much Mariachi, mariachi groups are frequently hired to act in social events o to give SERENADES. The original film (El Mariachi, 1992) was filmed with a small budget, but its two sequels (Desperado and once upon a time in Mexico) were produced by Columbia Pictures with the joint participation of some of the biggest stars in Hollywood. The Mariachi is played by Antonio Banderas, and the cast includes Salma Hayek, Johnny Depp, Willem Dafoe, Eva Mendes, Mickey Rourke and Cheech Marin.

It is not a country for old men, by Joel and Ethan Cohen was an oscar-winning film in 2007. In that film, the protagonist Llewelyn Moss (Josh Brolin) after a shootout is seriously injured in a Mexican border town, and is taken to the hospital by a group of mariachis. This new exhibition in the popular media should increase awareness of the Mariachi in the United States.UU. and it leads to a growing popularity of mariachi and other types of Mexican music. The Mariachi remains very popular throughout Mexico and the United States. In the United States.UU., el mariachi is more frequent in those cities with the highest concentration of population Mexican-American like Los Angeles, San Diego, Dallas-Ft.

Worth, San Antonio, Denver, Seattle, Chicago, Phoenix, Santa Fe, New York and San Francisco. Professional Mariachi groups are hired to play at special meetings, and are also sought after for making appearances in films and recordings of popular singers, and is also very popular to give a Serenade with mariachi on special dates like birthdays. According to the U.S. Census Bureau.UU, Hispanics are the ethnic genre growing in the U.S. population, and almost half of the hispanos-estadounidenses are of Mexican origin. With this rapid increase in the Mexican-American population, there should also be greater demand for mariachi guitars and Mariachi groups. Is Juan Camilo Cano what a mariachi?