CHICAGO (WLS) -- An ensemble of Chicago students with a passion for Mariachi have a debut album that is getting national attention.
"Mariachi dates back to the 19th century in Mexico it was a peasant's music. It was music that came from working in the fields and as farmers it was the people's music. It's evolved into probably the closest for of classical music in Latin America," said Cesar Maldonado.
Maldonado is the president and founder Mariachi Heritage Foundation. His passion for Hispanic culture, community and music gave him the idea to create Mariachi Herencia de Mexico.
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