Meet Mariachi Vargas

Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan

If you haven’t heard of them, now is the time. But for many, Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan is s well known part of their musical repertoire. Mariachi Vargas was established in 1897 under the direction of Gaspar Vargas, how the band got it’s name. Upon recently celebrating their century long work and devotion to the tradition mariachi, only listening to their music can tell more than me writing about it.

When you picture a mariachi band, I visualize Mariachi Vargas, specially when I think of a Son. A Son is a traditional celebration song, usually load and fun of energy. Mariachi Vargas is known for how they play their Sones, lets just say, they know how to do it right. The band currently consists of six violinists, three trumpeters , one harp, a guitar, a bass and vihuela. Now entering their 5th generation, they still hold strong to the mexican tradition.

I will post some of their videos and my favorite songs below because I just can’t say enough.

This is pretty amazing, it is the Queretaro Philharmonic Orchestra with Mariachi Vargas. This is a meadly of some well recognized songs. I love how it is put together so nicely. Some are sones, some ranchera, even la Bamba with a classical orchestra. I sounds amazing.

I love how they did this as well. Mariachi Vargas was founded in the south of the state of Jalisco, Mexico. This song is called Fiesta in Jalisco, of Party in Jalisco. They do it wonderfully. Their energy level is great.


~ by mariachime on May 24, 2011.

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