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El Mariachi. Simbolo musical de Mexico (Spanish Edition) [Hardcover]

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A first of its kind! A never before seen summary of the mariachi from its origin in the 18th Century, to the modern mariachi and its ample recognition abroad. Product of twenty-five years of historical and field investigation, this work reveals the myths about the mariachi's origins and its roots, and explains why it became Mexico's musical symbol and an element of identity for Mexicans and Latin Americans. Description in Spanish: El libro sobre el mariachi que haca falta, con ms de trescientas imgenes documentales. Esta es la primera sntesis del mariachi desde sus orgenes en el siglo XVIII hasta el mariachi moderno con trompeta y su amplia difusin en el extranjero. Producto de veinticinco aos de investigacin de campo e histrica, esta obra desvela los mitos sobre el origen y la etimologa del mariachi y explica por qu se convirti en smbolo musical de Mxico y en elemento de identidad para los latinoamericanos, chicanos y mexico-americanos.

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Studio: Taurus
Pages   436
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1.25" Width: 8.75" Height: 10.75"
Weight:   4.4 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Oct 15, 2007
Publisher   Taurus
ISBN  9707709251  
ISBN13  9789707709256  

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Total Mariachi!  Nov 27, 2009
This is a complete sourcebook if you are interested in Mexican Mariachi. Everything is covered, from the early roots to contemporary work. It is richly illustrated and beautifully bound, a centerpiece for any library. As far as I know it hasn't been issued in English yet, but if you want to know Mariachi music, you really should learn Spanish anyway!
El Mariachi  Aug 25, 2008
This is a wonderful history of the mariachi and obviously the culmination of years of research by the author. It is a concise, interesting historical text with many vintage photos, posters, and paintings of mariachi groups. I think it is worth the price for the photos alone. And, it's less expensive on this site than in the Gandhi bookstore in Mexico City!
It is written in Spanish, so it's also very good for learners of Spanish who would like to work on their language skills.

For ethnomusicologists, fans of mariachi, and people interested in Mexican culture, I would give this book the highest possible recommendation. It's the only book of it's kind, and a first class effort.
JPM  Jul 12, 2008
El Mariachi, Simbolo musical Mexico! Finally a book what have to tell me more details about the most popular kind of Latin American music, next to the Argentinian Tango.
Formerly, there was no any possiblity to obtaining such a book of it's kind! Again Tanks!

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