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     FrontPage Edition: Sat 28 August 2004

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Chijmes celebrates Festival Mexicano 2004


As part of the Festival Mexicano 2004 celebrations in Singapore, the traditional Mariachi Band & Folkloric Dance Troupe will be performing at Chijmes Fountain Court on Saturday 11 Sep 2004 from 8.30pm onwards.

You can catch their act and soak in the colourful vibrancy of a traditional Mariachi Band’s costumes, dance, and harmonious sounds.

An annual event organised by the Embassy of Mexico, Festival Mexicano aims to introduce cultural richness and historical traditions of Mexico to locals and residents in Singapore through dance, music, films, handicrafts, cuisine and tourism etc.

It is also to provide an opportunity for the Mexican expatriate communities to celebrate Mexico's Independence Day.

Make a date with Chijmes and enjoy cultural music and dance events by artistes from Mexico. The Festival features ACHAI, a Mariachi music group comprising of twenty-four musicians and dancers. This is a cultural feast not to be missed.

The Mariachi Band and Folkloric Dance Troupe is more than just a group of musicians playing traditional Mexican music. Mariachi goes beyond music; it is a combination of history, culture, tradition, and spirituality that is uniquely Mexican.

Their songs speak of love, heroes and the essence of the Mexican culture. All these are expressed through a combination of dance, drama and music – with beautifully elaborated outfits and a variety of musical, instruments including violins, guitars, basses, vihuelas and

This folkloric group of singers and dancers will deliver two sets of 30-minute performances.

Admission is free and all are welcome.

Content Contributor: Chijmes

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