Mexico Lindo is a mariachi band. It has two guitarists, two female dances, and one pianist. One thing that really impressed me was the amazing costumes. The men had black sombreros with whit embroidery in it. They had black pants and shirts on with a small red bowtie. The dancers’ outfits were phenomenal. They had white blouses on and different color skirts. The skirts had lace ribbons.
The dresses the two women are wearing are very long, so they hold them up (which is also part of the dancing). They twirl in circles (probably making them dizzy!), making sounds with their tongues that sounds like “raiaiaiai!” One of the ladies has a little girl wearing a shorter dress, and she tries to dance with the women. The women stop twirling and swing their hips from side to side, except they stop a fourth of the way around and spin in the other direction(how do they learn this?).
The dresses were very colorful. The stripes, the patterns, the twirls, made both of the dresses seem alive with movement and beauty.
The music hall had a never-ending beat that, no matter what mood, kept you moving. You couldn’t be shy or embarrassed, because there was nothing to worry about.
All the songs are in Spanish and sometimes the boy sings and sometimes the girl dancers sing. The boys have fancy shirts and pants and have cool hats. The girl dancers have clothes with a lot of decoration.
Their songs are about love and expression.
They say that they pretend to be a mariachi band because usually a mariachi band would have a violin, bass, guitar, and maybe a piano, but they don’t have all those instruments.
Round and round and round
Fireworks on a wheel.
Magic comes from the fingertips
I like the love songs of life
Voices ring out to the world
I end up wondering
“How can they do all this
in just a five person band?”