¡Arte y Música en México!

By: Kadyn Schuch, Caroline, Bryn.

Art and Music in Mexico!


Enrique Iglesias sings(canta) the top hit in Mexico called Bailando(Dancing)!

The english version is most popular there!

Mariachi Band

A mariachi band(banda) that includes at least two violins(violín), two trumpets(trompeta), one Spanish guitar(guitarra), one vihuela and one guitarrón.

You might hear a mariachi band at a formal occasion such as a wedding, quinceañera, funeral, or even a patriotic holiday.

Mexican Murals

Wall paintings(pintura)!

They often have something to do with Mexico’s history.

Mexican moralism has mainly been headed by “the big three” painters, Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco and David Alfaro Siqueiros.

José Clemente Orozco, Destruction of the Old Order

David Alfaro Siqueiros, Torment and Apotheosis of Cuauhtémoc

Common Themes

Death - Instead of it being sad and dreary mexicans look at death more of a cheery perspective.

Love - Men suducing the women, men are main roles in relationships and that definitely shows in a great amount of Music

10 Relevant Translated Words

  1. music = música
  2. art = arte
  3. sings = canta
  4. dancing = Bailando
  5. violin = violín
  6. trumpets = trompeta
  7. guitar = guitarra
  8. band = banda
  9. love = amar
  10. painting = pinturas


Bravo, Doris. "Mexican Muralism: Los Tres Grandes David Alfaro Siqueiros, Diego Rivera, and José Clemente Orozco." Smart History. http://smarthistory.khanacademy.org/los-tres-grandes.html.

Collins, Camille. "What is the mariachi?" Mexconnent. Accessed December 15, 2014. http://www.mexconnect.com/articles/1875-what-is-the-mariachi.

"Days of the Dead." PBS. Accessed December 15, 2014. http://www.pbs.org/foodancestors/cult.html.

"History of the Mariachi." Accessed December 12, 2014. http://www.mariachi.org/history.html.

"Mariachi." Wikipedia. Accessed December 12, 2014. "History of the Mariachi." Accessed December 12, 2014. http://www.mariachi.org/ history.html.

Popvortex. ITunes Top 100 Latin Albums. Pop Vortex. http://www.popvortex.com/music/charts/top-latin-albums.php.

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