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Mexican Culture in Yonkers
Ensemble: Group of musicians performing together.
Quintessential: Purest form, model example.
(1) A specific type of Mexican musical group or ensemble. (2) An individual musician in a mariachi group (synonym: mariachero). (3) An adjective denoting a genre or style related to the mariachi, e.g., mariachi music, mariachi trumpet. Since the 1930s, the mariachi has been widely considered the quintessential Mexican folk-derived musical ensemble, and has become an institution symbolic of Mexican music and culture. Mariachi groups are currently found throughout the Americas and in Europe.
Document 7: Clark, Jonathan D. Entry on the word mariachi from The Latino Encyclopedia. New York: Marshall Cavendish Corporation, 1996.
Document 7 Short-Answer Question
- What is a mariachi group?