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First mariachi school opens in Mexico City

Mexico's first academy of mariachi music has opened in Mexico City.

The opening of the school in the country's capital comes in the wake of UN recognition for the musical genre.

After three years at the academy students will graduate as professional technicians in musical education.

Denise Hammick reports.

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