Cinco de Mayo

Mexico_flag_largeCinco de Mayo…5th of May…what does this mean?  To me, when I was a child, I just saw my family drinking margaritas and cervezas and having a good time on this date every year.  I also thought this was Mexico’s Independence Day for many years, but it’s not.  This date is actually important to the United States as well; and no, I’m not drinking right now.  You see, Cinco de Mayo is the date when Mexican troops stormed and defeated Napoleon’s French invading army on May 5th, 1862.  Napoleon and France wanted to invade and defeat Mexico so they could get to the vulnerable United States who was already weak from its own Civil War.

So now you say “Where does the music come into play?” Here is the best part.  After Mexico defeated the French, many Mexican rancheros who fought in the war brought out their acoustic guitars and started singing and playing festive songs in a style that would later be known as Mariachi.  In our Cinco de Mayo program, you are going to be taken to a place where you can let you hair down and either pop open a cold one or say “Salud” with one of your favorite tequilas and yell Viva Mexico!  You’re going to hear artists like Mariachi Sol de Mexico, Gloria Estefan, Flaco Jimenez, Juan Gabriel and many more surprises that’ll have you dancing on the tables.

Alejandro Gabriel Espinosa, Audio Architect

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