How Flor De Toloache Found Success With Mariachi Music : Code Switch With all this pandemic anxiety swirling, we thought you might need some music to take your mind off things. So this week, we've got an episode from our friends over at Latino USA. It's about Flor de Toloache, an all-women mariachi group that's making history by bucking tradition and playing a style of music that's usually performed by men.
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The All-Women Mariachi Group That's Lifting Our Spirits

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The All-Women Mariachi Group That's Lifting Our Spirits

The All-Women Mariachi Group That's Lifting Our Spirits

The All-Women Mariachi Group That's Lifting Our Spirits

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all three members of Flor de Toloache
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We've had a run of heavy stories on the podcast. And with all this pandemic anxiety swirling, we thought you might need some music to take your mind off things.

So this week, we've got an episode from our friends over at Latino USA. It's about Flor de Toloache, a Latin Grammy-winning mariachi band based in New York City. They're an all-women group, bucking tradition and playing a style of music that's usually played by men. And it's a multi-ethnic crew, performing traditional Mexican music that some of them didn't grow up listening to.

In this episode, the group's members describe what made them fall in love with mariachi music, their days busking on the New York subway and how they put their own spin on a tradition-heavy genre.

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