Mariachi AND Metal? In one song?! Well yeah! With the evolution of mariachi, its sound has also began to be fused with other genres of music such as Metal. Metalachi is the first and only mariachi band
to fuse Metal music along with the unique mariachi sound.
Historically, mariachi has been known for its macho and discriminatory culture, which many times discouraged people, whose identities weren't represented, from joining. However, groups like Mariachi Arcoiris, are breaking the boundaries of mariachi,
Mariachi Without Limits
by creating a safe environment for all LGBTQIA+ identities.
What kinds of changes are you making
in your community?
Since its creation, mariachi has been considered a culture where only male artists could partake; however, throughout the years more and more women are "taking matters into their own own hands, and paying homage to the genre in their own way." One of these pioneering groups is Mariachi Flor de Toloache.
Women Changing the Game
Create your own band! Pick a name, sketch out some outfits! What kinds of social issues would you want to address with it?