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Curator's Note:

In a part of America that rarely makes headlines, there is a small town with a group of teenagers who will captivate your ears and warm your heart.


Mariachi High presents a year in the life of the champion mariachi ensemble at Zapata High School on the Rio Grande in South Texas. As they compete and perform with musical virtuosity, these teens and the music they make will inspire, surprise, and

bring you to your feet. High school

never sounded so good.


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Exhibition Playlist

Mari-oki Sing Along “Alma Llanera”

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Alma Llanera, sung by Eloy Martinez in Mariachi High, is a famous mariachi song written in 1914. Recorded by many vocalists including Placido Domingo, it’s considered the unofficial “second anthem” of Venezuela, and is often sung at parties and social gatherings. Sing along with Eloy and Mariachi Halcon as the lyrics come up on the screen.

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