Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano perform their “México Lindo” medley at the 2004 Smithsonian Folklife Festival.
Mariachi is an extroverted form of acoustic music that emerged in several western states of Mexico. Ensembles generally employ at least two violins, two trumpets, a five-string rhythm guitar called the vihuela, a large bass guitar called the guitarrón, and a Spanish guitar. Led by Nati Cano, Los Angeles-based Mariachi Los Camperos is one of the most accomplished modern mariachi bands in the world.
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Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano performed on the National Mall June 24th July 5th at the 2009 Smithsonian Folklife Festival.