Mariachi Vargas De Tecalitlan Tickets
Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán is a musical group that plays Mexican folk. The original group was formed way back in 1897; what presented now is the fifth generation of the band. It was initiated by a man called Gaspar Vargas who wanted mariachi music to have a platform. After he had retired, the responsibility of the group was handed over to Rubén Fuentes who was the creative director from the 1950 till the 1975. After his time, it was Don Jose 'Pepe' Martinez who became the creative head and remains so to this date. Since its emergence, the band has had 5 versions or ensembles that have played throughout time. The first generation was the original group that played since the band's inception in 1897 till the early 1930s. The second generation then took over and played till 1949. The third played for a very long time, nearly 45 years before retiring in 1993. After that, the next generation left in 2002 before handing the torch to the present version of the band that has been in action since 2003. This is obviously a band which holds a lot of history within itself. Buying Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán tickets to see one of their shows would be a good idea if one wants to experience traditional Mexican music at its finest and most authentic.
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- Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall tickets for 10/28 08:00 PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
- Fri Oct 28 2016
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The first generation of the Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán began in the city of its namesake, Tecalitlán. It was commenced, as mentioned earlier, by Gasper Vargas who held the honor of being the Don in his area. He was an expert at playing the mariachera, or the 'guitarra de glope' as it was called by many locals at the time. He was joined by Manuel Mendoza, who would play the wooden harp with him, and by two other violin players, Refugio Hernandez and Lino Quintero. It was these basic instruments that would produce the signature music of the city, or the 'Sonido Tecalitlán' as it was known. The way that the foursome played it also set it apart from the 'Sonido Cocula', the traditional music of the Cocula area which was slightly different, in that they used vihuela instead of a harp and an additional 'guitarra de golpe' in place of the violins. As they went on to perform as an ensemble, they began to make their own additions to the music. Around 1913, Gaspar tried adding a trumpet into the mix to see how it plays out with the sound. This idea was largely rejected by the listeners who felt as though it interfered with the softer sound of the rest of the instrumentation. When it faced criticism everywhere, he decided to switch the trumpet with yet another violin so that their sound would be enriched. At this point in the band's career, there were five members. Sometime in 1921, Gaspar's son, Silvestre Vargas also decided to join the band as a violinist. This was the first version of the band, the ensemble that laid the foundation of what the others would carry on over the years. Each version would carry with them a wad of musical history that the prior created before moving onto their own endeavors.
Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán tickets today are being sold for the fifth and the latest generation of the band. They choose to play the same instruments that were included in the original group, but with a few additions and modifications so that it would be relevant in the modern day. Two harps are played instead of one, and now, a total of six violins are played so that it becomes a proper string line. A guitar and a vihuela is also part of the mix as per usual, but this time, three trumpets are also added in such a way that it fits right into the music instead of standing out on its own as it did in the early days. The modern group has recorded many of its works, including '5ta Generacion', and 'Penas, Desengaños... Y Amores'. They have continued to play folk music and also play classical tunes or sones from time to time. Having been present for over 100 years, the band has managed to reach out to audiences everywhere. These include not only the Latin or Spanish speaking audiences, but the wider global audience that has found an appreciation for the preservation of music. Their concerts, apart from being musical masterpieces, are enlightenment to what Mexican music is really like.
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