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Mexico Pushing UNESCO To Preserve Mariachi


News organization Al Jazeera has an awesome news report on the Mexican government asking the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to put Mariachi music in their list of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding.

Should it be preserved? Of course! What other type of traditional music is enjoyed both by humans AND beluga whales?

We’d post the video above, but Al Jazeera doesn’t have an embed for their clip (damn you!). Instead, you can go to the article here, and check out one of our favorite Mariachi songs of all times, courtesy of el maestro Jose Alfredo Jimenez. Word of advice, Jose Alfredo Jimenez (and all the Mariachi greats) are best enjoyed accompanied with some tequila or mezcal:

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