|Today is "Cinco de Mayo."
No that's not a sink full of mayonaise. It means May 5, in Spanish. It is a Mexican holiday celebrating the victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla, in Mexico.
The lady below our little fiddle friend there on the left is Laura Sobrino, who has been called "Queen of the Mariachi Violin." And violin is a very important part of the mariachi sound.
Take a moment to explore the use of violin or fiddle in folk music. Whether it be the mariachis of Mexico, bluegrass fiddlers in the United States, or folk music from across Europe, the violin has played an integral part in popular music all over the world.
And look for opportunites to listen to folk violin. Many children only associate violins with symphony orchestras. Broaden their horizons, and maybe your own, by looking for chances to listen to violins in every setting you can find them.