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  • Steel Band Mariachi Ensemble Makes History!

    The West Virginia University’s Steel Band Drum Ensemble joins forces with the University of Texas-Pan American Mariachi Aztlán. Photo by Pruitt Allen, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives

    The West Virginia University’s Steel Band Drum Ensemble joins forces with the University of Texas-Pan American Mariachi Aztlán. Photo by Pruitt Allen, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives

    This installment of Festival Audio features a rare coming together of musical genres as two groups from different parts of the country share the stage as part of this year’s Campus and Community program. Sit back and listen as the West Virginia University’s Steel Band Drum Ensemble joins forces with the University of Texas-Pan American Mariachi Aztlán to make musical history at the 2012 Smithsonian Folklife Festival.

    This recording was made on July 5, 2012, at the Justin S. Morrill Performing Arts Center stage on the National Mall. It is four minutes in duration. Enjoy!

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    Festival Audio: Steel Band Mariachi Ensemble Makes History!

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