The Mexican folkloric song Los Machetes is the perfect way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with your students. You can find our new ensemble, Los Machetes, in eNovation 7. It is arranged for 5 or 6 keyboard players and if you use the recommended ‘sounds’ your students will sound like a Mariachi orchestra!
eNovativePiano arrangement of Los Machetes
Los Machetes is a traditional folkloric dance from the Jalisco region of Mexico. It was created by farm workers who perfected the use of machetes as their main tool for harvesting cane. Enjoy this video of Ballet Folklórico de Minatitlán performing.
Other eNovativePiano lessons for Cinco de Mayo:
- Lead Sheet: Rosita de Monterrey (Mexican)
- Harmonization: De Laredo (Mexico) (V7/IV)
- Collaborative Piano: La Paloma by Sebastián Iradier (arr. Garcia)
Happy Cinco de Mayo!