Recording of Mariachi Jalisco practicing and interviews

Date: September 4, 1986

Source: S1576 , Container 38 , T86-78, T86-82, C86-120*

Type: Sound

Download: MP3

Download: MP3

Download: MP3

Event Name

Collector or Fieldworker

Tradition Bearer

Genre or Occupation

Title of Work

  • Jalisco (T86-78)
  • Cielito Lindo
  • La Llorona
  • La Bamba
  • La Chiapanecos
  • Sinaloense
  • Michoacan
  • Camilia la Tejana
  • Serenata Huasteca
  • Interveiw with Francisco Rodriguez
  • Interview with Gabriel Lopez
  • Interview with Hector Varel (T86-82)
  • Interview with Pablo Martinez
  • Interview with Jose Arelano

Ethnicity or Nationality

Place Name

Corporate or Conference Name


  • Two reel to reel recordings. (Also copied onto cassette: C86-120, Box 20, in S 1576) Images are of a Mexican American mariachi band practicing in Francisco Rodriques's house. Also includes interviews with director Rodriguez and player Lopez. Mariachi bands, which began in the Mexican state of Jalisco, were often employed to play at special events. Full bands include trumpets, violins, and guitars. The Metro-Dade Folk Arts Survey was conducted in 1986 by folklorists Tina Bucuvalas, Nancy Nusz and Laurie Sommers in order to identify folk arts and folk artists for the special folklife area at the 34th Annual Florida Folk Festival. The traditions are mainly Haitian, Jamaican, Mexican, Bahamian, Cuban and Jewish and cover a wide range of skills and art forms.



Order by Mail

State Archives of Florida
500 S. Bronough St.
MS #9 D
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250

(Please do not send cash in the mail.)

Order by Email
Please call with credit card numbers.

Order by Phone

Archives Photographic and Film Unit

Audio Duplication

Cassette to CD $10.00 per cassette
CD to CD $10.00 per disc
DAT to CD $25.00 per tape
Reel-to-Reel Transfer to CD $25.00 per tape