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  • MARIACHIS - strolling musicians dressed in traditional Spanish costumes who play traditional Mexican music, usually on guitars, guitarones (big bass guitars), violins, and sometimes trumpets.

    --Michelle Motoyoshi, 1999, Mexicans in California, p. 58

    July 19, 2010

  • "The majority, however, utilized mostly string instruments, such as violins, psalteries, Hawaiian guitars, bajo sextos, harps, guitarones, and mandolins." -- Guadalupe San Miguel, Tejano Proud: Tex-Mex Music in the Twentieth Century, p. 26.

    July 18, 2010