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Far from a “girl band” or pop novelty, the group’s success is a hard-earned triumph of gender justice.
When Carmen Dias discovered mariachi music, she discovered herself.
Music, Social Justice
Mariachi Arcoiris de Los Angeles is named for the rainbow flag and the city that makes the group possible.
History, Music, Social Justice
El director emérito de Smithsonian Folkways comparte historias, fotos y videos de su trabajo de campo en Chile, que coincidió con el golpe de estado de Pinochet.
Smithsonian Folkways director emeritus shares stories, photos, and videos from his field work in Chile, which coincided with Pinochet’s coup d’état.
Artist Profile, Music
Gilberto Reyes is one of the most influential, modest, and under-recognized people in American regional and Mexican traditional music.
Una vez al año, la gente se reúne en El Parque de la Amistad en San Diego, California, y Tijuana, México, para una ocasión feliz: el Fandango Fronterizo.
Celebrations, Immigration & Migration, Music
Once a year, people gather at Friendship Park in San Diego, California, and Tijuana, Mexico, for a joyous occasion: the Fandango Fronterizo, or border fandango.