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UT Mariachi Camp and Uniforms

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Project ended on December 15, at 09:00 AM CST
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November 10, 2016

The University of Texas at Austin Mariachi Ensemble, Mariachi Paredes de Tejastitlán, is very excited to welcome Claire Spera back to The Butler School of Music as a Guest Artist dancing Tango Bolero and The Tango of All Tangos:  La Cumparsita  — Mariachi Style!

Claire will be performing with Stephanie Keeton from The Flamencura Music and Dance Studio. The Flamencura was opened on May 1, 2010 in Austin, Texas in order to share flamenco dance and music with the Austin community through classes and events. All dance classes are taught by founder Olivia Chacon, while flamenco music instruction is given by Isai Chacon.

The program will include “La Cigarra” a huapango by Ray Perez Y Soto, about how a Cicada dies singing.  The Huapango in Mariachi has alternating rhythmic patterns similar 

to the son jalisciense. Both major and minor keys are used. One of the distinctive characteristics is the use of a falsetto by the vocalist. 

The son jalisciense is the classic music of the Mariachis.  Although the definition is difficult to trace, it is probably safe to say that its roots are Andalusian gypsy combined with Mexican Indigenous elements with an African beat.  Two son jaliscienses “El Relampago” and “El Balaju” will be performed.

The program will also include the famous son veracruzano “El Cascabel,” polkas, a ranchera  and a bolero.  We hope that you will enjoy our presentation of Mariachi Music which is a mixture of preconquest and early colonial times in Mexico — Indigenous, Spanish, and African.  


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La Negra

A shout out on the UT Mariachi Facebook Page!


La Bamba

A personal handwritten thank you card from the Mariachi!



Link to a video of the Mariachi playing a complete song!


Mariachi Loco

Links to a video of the Mariachi playing 3 complete songs!


Volver Volver

Link to the complete video of the Maraichi's Fall 2016 Concert!


El Cascabel

An invitation to a group rehearsal and VIP seating to the Fall 2016 or Spring 2017 Mariachi Concert!


Viva Mexico

The Mariachi sings "Happy Birthday"/Las Mañanitas for anyone of your choice! (Video link to a customized video made just for you!)


La Bikina

A song request! We will play ANY song you request us to play! (Video link to a customized video made just for you!)


El Rey

Live private concert for you from the UT Mariachi anywhere in Austin Texas!

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