In this April 13, 2013 photo, two members of the Monterrey Mariachi group belt out a song during competition at the Mexico Theater in Quito, Ecuador. The group went on to win the competition for best Mariachi group, organized by the Mexican embassy in Ecuador. Mariachi music, one of the great folk genres of Mexico, has gained a strong following in the South America nation. Twelve groups initially signed up for the contest, but in the end only seven showed up to participate after meeting the strict requirements. Each group had to have at least six members, and use at least six of the musical instruments traditionally played by mariachi bands. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)

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In this April 13, 2013 photo, two members of the Monterrey Mariachi group belt out a song during competition at the Mexico Theater in Quito, Ecuador. The group went on to win the competition for best Mariachi group, organized by the Mexican embassy in Ecuador. Mariachi music, one of the great folk genres of Mexico, has gained a strong following in the South America nation. Twelve groups initially signed up for the contest, but in the end only seven showed up to participate after meeting the strict requirements. Each group had to have at least six members, and use at least six of the musical instruments traditionally played by mariachi bands. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)
In this April 13, 2013 photo, two members of the Monterrey Mariachi group belt out a song during competition at the Mexico Theater in Quito, Ecuador. The group went on to win the competition for best Mariachi group, organized by the Mexican embassy in Ecuador. Mariachi music, one of the great folk genres of Mexico, has gained a strong following in the South America nation. Twelve groups initially signed up for the contest, but in the end only seven showed up to participate after meeting the strict requirements. Each group had to have at least six members, and use at least six of the musical instruments traditionally played by mariachi bands. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)
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