The social adaptation of immigrant is a fundamental problem for any country. In fact, the first reason for becoming a rebel is the loss of cultural roots and identity. People need to be citizen, with open point of view about world, culture, life, citizenship, race, religion or sex. Researchers on international education found that the first step for this attitude is the respect and love for one’s own cultural roots. With this cultural attitude people are capable to contribute to the development of the a new country where are living.
Most of people of Homstead, Florida (merchant, agricultural workers and producers) has a Mexican roots: Parents have ethical, religious and cultural values and principles, but their children and teen loss their identity. This situation produce misfit behaviors in the new population, or at least produce them emotional, cultural and religious crisis. Researchers have discovered that cultural activities can improve the human life in the following ways: A) Learning capacity in the school. B) Adapted social behavior. C) Children and teen self esteem. D) Contribute to eradicate idleness, moral corruption, vice and bad habits. E) Contribute to union and harmony between people.
In the last year, Mariachi Fiesta Grande (www.fiestagrandemiami.com) has seen that Homestead People demands Mariachis music in their parties. In these activities, children and teens show interest for Mariachis music. This is another reason for offer a cultural alternative for satisfy this emotional, spiritual and cultural needs, learning, playing, singing, enjoying and preserving their Mexican traditions.
DADE COUNTY CULTURAL AFFAIRES, FLORIDA ARTS, MARIACHI FIESTA GRANDE USA, HISPANIC CULTURAL CENTER (see Hispanic Cultural Academy Project), WITH THE COLLABORATION OF ARTSOUTH, CENTRO CAMPESINO Y EN FAMILIA INC, ARE ORGANIZING THE II FESTIVAL DE LA VOZ INFANTIL MEXICANA . IT IS A COMPLETELY CULTURAL EVENT THAT SUCCEEDED IMMEDIATELY IN ITS FIRST EDITION.