This blog will delve into the cultural and entertainment aspects of folklorico music and dance of Mexico. It also will host the show notes to the podcast titled "Arriba! Folkorico music and dance of Mexico."

Monday, January 29, 2007

Interview with Jose Hernandez of the Mariachi Sol de Mexico

After a series of delays -- some of which were beyond control -- we are finally uploading the final mp3 file and next episode of this series to iTunes and the directories. This is the episode that has the interview with Jose Hernandez, the director of the Mariachi Sol de Mexico (R).

This episode has a special treat for you. In this interview, Jose Hernandez speaks of his most recent DVD and CD that celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Mariachi Sol de Mexico (see photo in this posting). In particular, he describes a song called El Rey de la Huasteca, an original piece that was written, composed, arranged and played by himself and his Mariachi Sol de Mexico.
And so we have included the entire song, El Rey de la Huasteca, at the end of the interview in this episode.

We speak about his restaurant, Cielito Lindo, which is located in South El Monte in Southern California -- mainly because of the unique performances that are hosted not only during the evenings, but also during Sunday brunches. Please go to the web site for Sol de Mexico for more information about their food in the Restaurant, and for the music on sale at "La tiendita."

There is a wealth of information about Jose Hernandez and his mariachis, restaurant and music at

Thus, as soon as the episode is uploaded, evaulated, accepted, posted and available on iTunes, then there will also be a link in this blog for you to both listen immediately or download to your computer or mp3 player.

Again, thank you for your patience.
Note: music and photos displayed with permission from Hernandez Productions.