Have one of these laying around at home? Let's learn the Star Wars theme! You can also play it on any other instrument if you know how to play the note names.
This is a story about a cat composer who lived during the Baroque Era when Bach and Handel were alive. Tell me what you think below!
If you've ever eaten in a Mexican restaurant, or visited Mexico, you may have heard Mariachi music. Mariachis know literally hundreds of songs. Most traditional mariachi songs are about machismo, love and romance (or lost loves), betrayal, death, politics, or revolutionary heroes. Stemming from its rural origins, some songs feature animals and life in the country (el campo).
Mariachi music originally comes from the state of Jalisco, Mexico. It began as indigenous musicians began to incorporate Spanish instruments, and work on haciendas as entertainment. As the haciendas began to shrink and musicians were let go, they wandered and would play for a fee. Mariachis began to use the charro (Mexican cowboy) costume in the early 1900s. The music slowly evolved from peasant folk songs to an iconic status symbol of Mexico.