Wednesday, February 16, 2011

MARIACHI AND FOLKLORICO

Saturday, February 12  - Tonight is Mariachi Night! We went with friends Betty & Jay to Juarez-Lincoln High School. The students presented Mariachi and Folklorico, dances that emphasize local folk culture. This high school is located in the La Joya Independent School District. This was an amazing show. The kids are 9-12th graders. The entire show lasted two and half hours but flew by. The dancers, singers and musicians were all wonderful!

Here are the groups

AZTECA (CONCHEROS) – Mexico
Mexican ritual dance that preserves many elements of pre-Columbian religious ritual.

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Mariachi Sol
Combined mariachi and contemporary rhythms.

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Jalisco Ranchero – Mexico
National dance of Mexico.

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Conjunto Sol
Another type of Mariachi band.

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Baja California (Calabaceados) – Mexico
”Cowboy Dance”

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Flamenco – Spain
Music and dance of the gypsies.

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flamenco 

Tabasco – Mexico
A very colorful form of dress.

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Panama
Dance of Panama – great influence of African, Native American and European backgrounds.

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If you get an opportunity to see one of these shows, do it! We are going to attend another show on March 6. The performers will be from La Joya High School.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see y’all back real soon. Have a great day!

4 comments:

  1. I would definitely like to see these dancers. How gorgeous the costumes are.

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