What are mariachi bands?
Mariachi bands are traditional Mexican musical groups that specialise in performing mariachi music, a genre that originated in the western regions of Mexico, particularly in the state of Jalisco. These bands are renowned for their lively performances, colourful attire (such as charro suits), and energetic renditions of traditional Mexican songs. Mariachi music covers a broad spectrum, including rancheras (traditional Mexican folk songs), boleros, sones (folk dances), and other popular Mexican tunes. Mariachi bands are often seen performing at festivals, weddings, corporate events, and other special events, both in Mexico and around the world, serving as cultural ambassadors for Mexican heritage and music.