Posts tagged "mariachi music"

Sebastien de la Cruz, 11-year-old mariachi, rises above racism

Sebastien de la Cruz, 11-year-old mariachi, rises above racism
Before game three of the NBA Finals between the San Antonio Spurs and the visiting Miami Heat, an 11-year-old boy wearing a mariachi suit sang the national anthem. Sebastien de la Cruz didn’t sing it in Spanish. It wasn’t his first time in the spotlight. He has been featured on “America’s Got Talent” for his... Read more »

Father's Day: two dads and a mariachi band

On this Father’s Day I celebrate two fathers and mariachi music. My birth father, Ben Puente, now retired and living in Florida, was a traveling salesman. He travelled all over the United States and later Latin America, always bringing back souvenirs with him. Those trinkets, like a colorful  purse from Peru or a silver bracelet... Read more »