Isabel Aguilera, mariachi
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Women joining men in making mariachi sounds in Mexico

28 June 2013 Last updated at 18:37 BST

Mariachi - the distinctly Mexican form of folk music - has for the most part traditionally been performed by men.

But a new generation of female mariachis are proving that Mexican women can sing and play just as well as their male counterparts.

Natalia Pianzola reports.