Mariachi music as a symbol of Mexican culture in the United States

@article{Clark2005MariachiMA,
  title={Mariachi music as a symbol of Mexican culture in the United States},
  author={Sylvia Clark},
  journal={International Journal of Music Education},
  year={2005},
  volume={23},
  pages={227 - 237}
}
  • Sylvia Clark
  • Published 1 December 2005
  • Sociology
  • International Journal of Music Education
The purpose of this study was to follow the development of mariachi music from its origin in the rural cultural celebrations of Mexico to its contemporary position in American music education. A dominant factor in traditional ceremonies, mariachi music emerged as the primary musical representation of Mexican nationalism in Mexico, a representation sustained and elaborated when Mexicans migrated to the United States. Incorporating mariachi training in the school curriculum ensures the continuing… 

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