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Mariachi Herencia de México, an ensemble of students from Chicago’s immigrant barrios, has scored a surprise hit with their debut album of traditional Mexican music. Nuestra Herencia (Our Heritage) ranked No. 2 in its first week on iTunes’ Latin chart, defying a music industry trend and pointing to a revival in recorded mariachi music.
You can read more about them at the NBC News story, ‘Nuestra Herencia’: How a Chicago Schools Mariachi Group Landed a Latin Grammy Nomination.
You might also be interested in my NY Times post for ELLs and their teachers where students Learn about mariachis and use them to kick-off an exploration of the different aspects of students’ home cultures.