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Random Mariachi Band

Down our main road which is called the carretera there are a group of restaurants. Quite often when we drive by on a Friday or Saturday night, we’ll see and/or hear the bands playing.

Mariachi bands originated from the area of Mexico where we are living.


They have a distinct style of dress and music.

We happened to catch a short performance of one of these bands last weekend while we were driving out of our community. They are standing outside a small store called an Aborrote which is a tiny grocery store. It is normally a family business that resembles a tiny 7-Eleven, or Cumberland Farms. It’s a place to go for a loaf of bread, milk, etc..

Camille always has to have her camera ready, because you never know when you’ll want to video something.

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Loud and lively.  I’ve yet to see a female. It’s always guys. When it’s 85 degrees out and you see these guys dressed in black walking down the road carrying their instruments, it helps you appreciate their hard work.  🙂

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  • DAD April 27, 2011, 1:41 pm


  • Ellice April 27, 2011, 3:25 pm

    “Dad” is very observant! I was going to tell you about a restaurant in Tlaquepaque. They have an all-female mariachi band and they are great! Free entertainment while you eat their great food! I think the restautant is on Independencia, in the middle of all the nice shops. it’s a fun Saturday afternoon!

  • Debbie Mojica April 28, 2011, 11:21 am

    We were at a restaurant in the Plaza of Tlaquepaque that had all girl mariachis. Probably same one. What I love about the mariachis in Mexico is that it’s pretty much an entire band! We usually only see 1-3 in the US. I think there is a statistic somewhere that says, “Only 2 out of 10 mariachi band members actually migrate to the US.”

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