Banda Vagos


photo by Ballard Avenue

This was the weekend of the Ballard Seafood Fest, our community festival of music, food, crafts, and hanging out. I especially liked Banda Vagos, a hard working mariachi band that played in the afternoon sun. They are 13 strong and were as hot as the weather. You can hear one of their songs here. Wow. Mariachi bands. It's not our parents' Ballard anymore.

1 comments:

Anna said...

They're not technically a mariachi band. Mariachi bands have a large string section. This is a banda, which largely consists of brass and was heavily influenced by German polka.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mariachi

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banda_music