Santa Fe, New Mexico (PRWEB) March 26, 2012
From 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday Mar. 26, The Steaksmith at El Gancho, a featured company in both SantaFe.com's Business Directory and Restaurant Guide, brings local mariachi band favorite El Mariachi Sonidos Del Monte to the stage. The group, with local roots in Santa Fe, Taos Albuquerque, Pecos, Alcalde and Espanola, features 11 members, including Raul Duran, Santiago Romero, Fernando Romero,Mario Montoya, Anthony Ortiz, Christina Gomez, Sean Trujillo, Gabe Chavez, Alma Castro ,Ben Lovato and Antonio Avila. As with most every mariachi group, the band plays all the traditional instruments that are part of this genre of music including the violin, the trumpet, the classical guitar, the vihuela (a high-pitched five-string guitar) and the guitarron (a large acoustic bass guitar.)
Mariachi music is a genre of music that started in the State of Jalisco, Mexico. The music is amalgamation of stringed instruments highly impacted by the cultural and historical growth of the western part of Mexico. Mariachi bands have integrated different types of brass, wind and percussion instruments during the development of this music genre and they continue to do so today. Mariachi musicians often dress in charro oufits, which are ornamented with silver studs, and they almost always wear wide-brimmed sombrero hats. Originally Mariachis from Mexico were street musicians, but these days they are mostly professional entertainers who perform at weddings and other events as well as in movies. Most Mariachi band members can play many instruments and they all can sing.
Interested parties wanting to attend Thursday’s March 26th’s mariachi music festivities are encouraged to call ahead and make reservations.
About The Steaksmith at El Gancho:
The Steaksmith at El Gancho has been in business in Santa Fe for 39 years, dating back to 1973. The menu includes a wide variety of steaks, seafood and organic food, and the restaurant offers banquet facilities, a full bar and a lounge. Winner of the Best Steak in Santa Fe from the Santa Fe Reporter's “Best of Santa Fe” contest 11 times, Steaksmith specialties are steaks and seafood.
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