When you get invited to sing and belt (without a choice) with a full Mariachi band on Mexican Independence Day at Toronto’s City Hall. 😊
The very first time I ever sang in front of an audience was with a Mariachi band when I was 6 years old. My family and I had gone out to a restaurant (El Palmarcito) in Chiapas, Mexico, so I told my dad that wanted to sing with the house band. He said, “sure, I’ll pay for the request but you go ask the band.” So I did, and the band was able to accompany me to sing the traditional song, “El Rey” wish smiles on their faces (according to my mom). 33 years later I got to do it again last week, and it felt really good! 🤓. Thanks to the Viva México Mariachi for the invitation.
Traditional Song: No Volveré by Manuél Esperó, 1940’s.
Video @yvetteastorga .
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