Cinco de Mayo

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Cinco de Mayo

  1. 1. Cinco de mayo By: Haleigh Baker
  2. 2. What is cinco de mayo? On the fifth of May Commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. Relatively minor holiday in Mexico In the United States it is a celebration of Mexican
  3. 3. How is cinco de mayo celebrated? Parades Street Festivals Mariachi Music
  4. 4. Mariachi music A form of folk music from Mexico Originally only played with string instruments Today, usually consist of as many as 8 violins, 2 trumpets, at least 1 guitar, and maracas
  5. 5. What are maracas? A percussion instrument May have originated among several ancient civilizations during the Stone Age period The use of maracas has been traced through the artwork of pre-Columbian Indians
  6. 6. Mexican Art: Linear patterns Linear patterns
  7. 7. Let’s Play our Maracas! http://listenlearnmusic.com/2008/11/everyone-is-doing-mara
  8. 8. Resources http://www.history.com/topics/cinco-de-mayo http://www.madehow.com/Volume-7/Maracas.html#b http://taloolakids.com/paper-bag-maracas/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mariachi#Bands

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