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The worldwide appeal of mariachi music

As usual, the International Mariachi Festival parade last Sunday was a feast of color and emotion. 

All the invited groups from abroad took part, including four from the United States. Exactly how far mariachi has spread across the American continent was clear to see at the parade.


Groups enjoying the cheers of the crowd hailed from Peru (3), Ecuador (3), Colombia (2), Bolivia (2), Argentina (1) and Chile (1).  And two adventurous bands made the trip to Guadalajara from much farther afield: Sweden and Australia.   

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