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Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan

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Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlanis a Mexican ensemble that's considered one of the greatest of its kind. They're performing this weekend at Chicago's Symphony Center. Why the symphony center? Well, the Mariachi Vargas is known for its classically symphonic sound. The attached audio is an example of how the orchestra takes a regional sound and puts a classical spin on it. In this case it's Son Jarocho from the southern state of Veracruz.

See the Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan live at the Symphony Center this Sunday at 3 p.m.

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