Cinco de Mayo: a holiday that many enjoy celebrating, yet not all know the full story behind. Celebrating the Mexican Army’s victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862, the day honors the spirit of the smaller Mexican group’s triumph over a larger force. Today, Cinco de Mayo is marked by historical reenactments, festivals, and plenty of delicious cuisine.

This Cinco de Mayo, we wanted to celebrate the history of Mexico and our talented artists who either hail from that diverse section of the world or who have depicted it through song. From AL COMBATE’s music of colonial Mexico to Giovanni Piacentini’s guitar performances on BETWEEN WORLDS and more, we hope that Classically Cinco de Mayo will leave you inspired to learn more about the music, culture, and rich history of Mexico.

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