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Miguel Martínez Domínguez

Miguel Martínez Domínguez was a Mexican musician and arranger of mariachi, pioneer in the use of trumpet in this genre. From the middle of the 1930s until 1940s, worked in the Plaza Garibaldi like musician in poor conditions, doing occasional substitutions with the mariachi of Concho Andrade that interpreted his pieces in the legendary bar Tenampa. Martínez worked in the Mariachi Vargas of Tecalitlán from 1942 until 1965, with some absences. In this group Martínez defined the function of the trumpet in the mariachi, instrument, not usual in this gender until him. During all his participation in the Mariachi Vargas worked like only as trumpeter, his form to interpret created a unique and pioneer style, the most imitated model until the actuality. In the Mariachi México de Pepe Villa, Martinez invented the dueto de trompetas, used in the majority of mariachi groups. Martinez reduced his professional activity from the 1970s after a dental problem derived from the trumpet use. From the 1990s decade Martinez increased his participations and talks in the United States where he attended several Mariachi festivals and congresses giving talks and workshops.

Mi vida, mis viajes, mis vivencias: siete décadas en la música del mariachi ISBN 978-607-455-959-0 Mariachi Vargas of Tecalitlán

Anita Arya

Anita Arya is a former member of Lok Sabha. She is a leader of Bharatiya Janata Party, she represented Karol Delhi in 13th Lok Sabha. She was mayor of Delhi in 1999. Anita Arya was born on January 1963, in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, she was born to father Kundan Lal mother Premwati. She is from a scheduled caste, she went to Smt. Singhuri Bal Girls Intermediate College in Agra for her 10th-12th standard education, she received her Ph. D. M. A. and, B. A. from Agra College, Agra. She received her B. ED from Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak, her Ph. D. thesis was titled "Sir Jadunath Sarkar- His Biography and contributions to Medieval Indian History". From February 1997 to October 1999 she served as a Municipal Councillor in New Delhi, she served as the Mayor of Delhi for a short period of time from April to October 1999, where she continued in the Municipal Corporation as a Deputy Chairperson of the Education Committee. During her time serving as Mayor, she worked on creating better hygienic conditions and decreasing pollution.

She created better educational facilities at government run schools. She created special health care programs for women and children. In 1999 she was elected to the 13th Lok Sabha from the Karol Bagh Lok Sabha Constituency. Karol Bagh being the only reserved constituency in Delhi, she was up against Meira Kumar, another Dalit woman who had won the constituency, her supporters are said to have chanted, "Here comes the Daughter of the Dalits!" during her campaign. From 1999 to 2000 she served on the Committee on Railways. From 2000 to 2001 she served on the Committee on the Empowerment of Women. From 2000 to 2004 she was a member of the Consultative Committee of the Ministry of Mines and Minerals. In 2001, Union Minister Shanta Kumar made casteist remarks against former President Bangaru Laxman. Anita Arya along with Ram Nath Kovind and Ashok Pradhan had met with Bhartiya Janta Party president K. Jana Krishnamurthy to demand action against Kumar, for hurting Dalit sentiments and losing a block of Dalit votes.

Anita Arya is only one of eight women in the Bharatiya Janta Party's National Executive Members. She has written a volume of three books titled "Indian Women", the volumes are "Society and Law", "Education and Empowerment", "Work and Development", she is a non-official member of the New Delhi Municipal Council. Anita Arya got married in 1990 to Parveen Chandra Arya, she has two children. Her hobbies include reading magazines related to politics or religion, she enjoys cooking, watching movies, listening to the public