Mariachi is a form of folk music from Mexico with an incredibly rich history. The music has always and will always be a part of who I am. I remember at a young age sitting next to my brother, Joshua, and my sister, Felicia, at a family get together. My grandpa was singing out proudly with my grandma's accompaniment soon to follow. While singing and smiling, they would both glance over their shoulder to see their son, my father, singing and playing his trumpet next to his brothers and sisters who were also singing and playing various instruments. My dad would smile over at us kids. And there I sat, watching...listening...appreciating, not knowing then that I would become the third generation of Mariachi Flores.