Mariachis cowboys of love.
Mariachis are everyday and everywhere in Mexico. From the North to the south and every nook and crannie in between. Sunday serenades in squares and parks, under neath windows of they’re lovers, birthdays, quinceaneras, weddings funerals to the days of the dead at the cemetery. Mariachis are cool, kinda like a modern day cowboys with a instruments hanging off their backs trying to infuse some love and balance to Mexicos everyday culture.
I first discovered them in Merida, Yucatan at the serenades on Sundays in Santa Lucia.
Later i searched them out in the birthplace of all mariachis all over the world in the legendary plaza garibaldi in df, mexico city. Dressed in their amazing custom made outfits with their instruments strung to their backs they line the boulevard at night in front of the plaza to get business from passing cars in search of mariachis. Super crazy to witness, as they run after cars in hopes of being hired to sing a song or two or three.
On one super lucky occasion i was shooting some shots high up in the back streets of san christabal, chiapas when i saw a bunch of mariachis posting up on a remote corner. “Odd” not really. I knew it could only be one thing. So i waited and waited. And sure enough it went down.
Unfortunately i wasn’t invited, and they wounldnt let me in!