Instituto Cervantes - Café Literario
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The mariachi: Mexican popular culture, cultural heritage of humanity
Who has not heard a Mariachi? Whether live, on records, on the radio or in the movies, the Mariachi music undoubtedly is the most representative of traditional Mexican music, and unquestionably a fundamental part of the culture of Mexico. No other Mexican musical expression is more widespread in the world than the Mariachi music.
Born in the state of Jalisco, in Western Mexico, the Mariachi music was honored in 2011 by the UNESCO, the United Nations cultural organization, as intangible cultural heritage of humanity. Knowledgeable on the subject, the Secretary of Culture of the Government of the State of Jalisco, Jesus Alejandro Cravioto, will provide an overview of the meaning of the Mariachi, a life partner of Mexicans, "since it is always present, from the baptism to burial," as he described it recently in the media.
Jesús Alejandro Cravioto Lebrija
Embajada de México (Irlanda)
Instituto Cervantes (Dublín)
En español / In Spanish
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