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Mariachi bands from around the world parade in Guadalajara

Mexico, Guadalajara
August 25, 2019 at 20:45 GMT +00:00 · Published

Musicians from around the world paraded through the streets for the International Mariachi and Charro festival in Guadalajara on Sunday.

According to the event’s official webpage, around 500 Mariachi bands from North and South America, Australia, Cuba, Spain and Croatia have travelled for the festival which includes a parade, Charro rodeos and musical performances across the city.

"I think it's great just to meet Mariachis from all over the world and just to listen to their stylistic interpretations of songs and just listening and learning to how they play. To be more authentic when we go back to Australia," Graham Monroe, an Australian Mariachi musician, said at the parade.

Earlier in the festival a group of 882 performers broke the Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of Mexican folk dancers in one place.

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Musicians from around the world paraded through the streets for the International Mariachi and Charro festival in Guadalajara on Sunday.

According to the event’s official webpage, around 500 Mariachi bands from North and South America, Australia, Cuba, Spain and Croatia have travelled for the festival which includes a parade, Charro rodeos and musical performances across the city.

"I think it's great just to meet Mariachis from all over the world and just to listen to their stylistic interpretations of songs and just listening and learning to how they play. To be more authentic when we go back to Australia," Graham Monroe, an Australian Mariachi musician, said at the parade.

Earlier in the festival a group of 882 performers broke the Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of Mexican folk dancers in one place.

W/S Mariachi band on float, Guadalajara

M/S Mariachi band on float

W/S Officials cutting ribbon and confetti firing

W/S Australian Mariachi band parading

M/S Australian Mariachi band playing 'Waltzing Matilda' *UPSOUND*

M/S Australian Mariachi band parading

SOT, Graham Monroe, Australian Mariachi musician: "I think It's great just to meet Mariachis from all over the world and just to listen to their stylistic interpretations of songs and just listening and learning to how they play. To be more authentic when we go back to Australia."

W/S Mariachi band on float

W/S Ecuadorian Mariachi band dancing

SOT, Selena Murillo, Ecuadorian Mariachi musician (Spanish): "Above everything we are here to accomplish a dream that we all have: To be able to share with the best mariachis in the world. They have been our inspiration to keep on going. After that we want to make friends and enjoy the whole gathering."

W/S Mariachi band parading

W/S Mariachi band parading

M/S Mariachi band playing guitars

SOT, John Soto, Colombian Mariachi musician (Spanish): "Mexican music is all over the world. And we like it. And we feel it like it's our own. And we like it very much and we want to share this in Colombia."

M/S Colombian Mariachi band playing

SOT, Oscar Fuentes, Peruvian Mariachi musician (Spanish): "Just as I said in the beginning; this is a dream come true. For us this is the best when it comes to mariachi music. Is is very fulfilling to be here."

W/S Charro performing rope tricks on float [Mexican cowboy]

W/S Charros on horseback

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