(música) mariachi music; (conjunto) mariachi band;
(persona) mariachi musician
The conjuntos mariachis, bands of itinerant Mexican musicians, are mostly to be seen in the Plaza Garibaldi in Mexico City, wearing their traditional charro costumes: sequin-studded cowboy-style suits and wide-brimmed Mexican hats. Besides being a major tourist attraction, they provide music in the form of love songs for weddings, birthdays and quinceañeras (special parties for Mexican girls who have reached their 15th birthday). The term mariachi is said to derive from the French word for wedding.