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Mariachi in the United States and Mexico (1995)

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This material documents mariachi and general Mexicano/Chicano cultural expression conducted in Alburquerque, NM; Austin, TX; San Antonio, TX; and Mexico City, Mexico in 1995. Mariachi performance and interviews address key issues such as ethnic identity, cultural heritage, and women's status in the profession. The New Mexico example comes from a mariachi conference and workshop held annually in Alburquerque. The San Antonio context is a Mexican restaurant during a wedding reception. The Mexico City example comes from Plaza Garabaldi, Mexico. These selections are part of a larger video collection concerning mariachi performance and culture from 1995 until the present time. Other sites in that collection include: Fresno, CA; Detroit, MI; Ann Arbor, MI; and Bloomington, IN.

This collection is currently in production and is not yet available to the public.

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Cándida Jáquez is an Associate Professor of Music at Scripps College. She received an MA in ethnomusicology at the University of Texas at Austin and a PhD in ethnomusicology at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. She has lectured at numerous conferences and workshops in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico and has taught courses in Mexican, Chicano, and Latino culture and music. Her recent work includes the anthology Musical Migration: Transnationalism and Cultural Hybridity in Latin/o America, co-edited with Dr. Frances Aparicio, and she is completing a book manuscript on mariachi music.

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