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MARIACHI USA CELEBRATES 26 YEARS
AS THE PREMIER MARIACHI MUSIC
FESTIVAL IN THE WORLD WITH MAJESTIC CONCERT ALSO FEATURING TRADITIONAL FOLKLORIC
DANCERS AND FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA
MARIACHI USA will feature performances by:
Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano,
Mariachi Internacional Guadalajara,
Mariachi Los Reyes,
Mariachi Los Arrieros,
with special guest Angeles Ochoa
A cultural staple in the entertainment capital of the world, the 26th edition of MARIACHI USA Festival takes place on Saturday, June 27th, 2015 at the legendary Hollywood Bowl. Preferred seating tickets now available at www.mariachiusa.com
Hollywood, CA – April 15, 2015 – Proudly reaching an
important milestone, MARIACHI USA celebrates its 26th concecutive years on Saturday, June 27th, 2015. Now the premier mariachi music festival in the world and the only annual Latino themed event at the Hollywood Bowl for 25 consecutive years, the festival will showcase top Mariachi bands from the USA and Mexico, traditional folkloric dances and the legendary Fireworks display that together have made the event a cultural icon in the USA.
Founded and created by artist/producer, Rodri J. Rodriguez, the festival pays homage to an important music genre and cultural tradition. For preferred seating tickets and more information visit www.mariachiusa.com other tickets available at www.ticketmaster.com. Follow MARIACHI USA at www.facebook.com/MARIACHIUSA, on Twitter@MARIACHIUSA and use #MARIACHIUSA on social media conversations.
On its 26th anniversary, MARIACHI USA celebrates the rich mariachi music tradition that many Mexicans take pride in and non-Mexicans embrace as the happy music of the world. The nostalgia and history that explodes with each note of mariachi music brings delight and pride to many Mexicans and Mexican Americans in the United States. Today, it is enjoyed across the world and by countless ethnicities.
“MARIACHI USA is more than a concert to our fans. Four generation deep families embrace it as their mecca and enjoy it as their annual family gathering. This year our traditional half time jam will feature a Bruno Mars medley Mariachi style, reflective of our retro acculturated musicians and audience alike.
While not surprised, since California is now comprised of a 39% Latino majority, it wows us that our audience is getting younger each year which means more than ever we must deliver a cutting edge production that weaves tradition with the contemporary so come on get happy! ” said Rodri J Rodriguez, Creator, Producer
and host of MARIACHI USA.
Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano – Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano, founded in 1961 by Director and founder Natividad “Nati” Cano. Los Camperos de Nati Cano, from its inception, was and still is recognized as one of the best mariachis in the world.
For more than 53 years of existence, El Mariachi los Camperos de Nati Cano has traveled and expressed his artistic talent and his music throughout the American Union, Mexico, Canada and Europe.
Performing in the most prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall, New York, Kennedy Center, Washington DC, Every Fisher, New York, Opera House, San Francisco, Teatro de Bellas Artes, Mexico City, Teatro Degollado, Guadalajara, Jal. Teatro Benito Juarez, Guanajuato, Disney Hall, Los Angeles, CA Performing Arts Center Costa Mesa, CA Escondido, CA Phoenix, AZ Music Center (Dorothy Chandler) Los Angeles, CA and many other concert halls.
Also making presentations at Smithsonian Folk Festival (Smithsonian Institute Washington DC), National Folk Festival NCTA (National Council for Traditional Arts), The International Mariachi, Guadalajara, Jal. Tucson International Mariachi Festival
Getting three nominations for the Grammy award in 2005, 06, 08. Winning two of them: 2005 Cellebration (Ella Jenkins) 2008 Children Music and Love Pain and tears and getting nomination in 2006 for his album came Los Camperos de Nati Cano.
Accompanying; Lola Beltran, Linda Ronstadt, Placido Domingo, Lucero, Lucha Villa, Jose Alfredo Jimenez, Juan Gabriel, Vicente Fernandez, Miguel Aceves Mejia, Luis Miguel, Amalia Mendoza, Vikki Karr, Ana Gabriel, Eugenia Leon, Angeles Ochoa, Pedro Fernandez, Lalo Guerrero, Armando Manzanero, Beatriz Adriana, Lila Downs, Rocio Durcal, Luis Miguel and many more.
Producciones record: Puro Mariachi 1961
North of the border 65 Top Los Camperos de Nati Cano 66, The Super Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano 68, 73 Waltzes of love, songs always 93 Sounds of mariachi 96 Christmas Party 98, Viva el Mariachi 03 arrived Los Camperos de Nati Cano 06 Love and Pain Lagrimas 08 (Christmas Party and Gift Nati Cano 2010 Orquesta Filarmonica de Queretaro.) Tradition Art and Passion 2015.
In 1969, El Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano opens the doors of Restaurant La Fonda, which for 38 years had mini concerts.
Mariachi Internacional Guadalajara – In June 1989, was the beginning of a great adventure full of illusions 12 young people to achieve success in the genre of Mariachi music carrying the name Mariachi Juvenil Guadalajara.
Since its inception entered the public, in the year 1997, the group begins a new stage integrating musicians with greater capacity and experience, resulting in a musical gem a change that combines youth and maturity, allowing you to now be a Mariachi quality and international prestige and through their presentations in the United States since 1998 is named International Mariachi Guadalajara.
Dignity and Pride represent Guadalajara land of their birth, 25 years of life and musical career in which they have managed to create its own style a style Flavored Jalisco.
Recording unpublished and original songs, which have been welcomed by the public and that this has given them a place among the world’s best Mariachis, Becoming The Pride of our Land. Mariachi Internacional Guadalajara.
Mariachi Los Reyes – The most sought after Mariachi group in Hollywood is comprised of ten trained and experienced musicians; the young group is filled with talent, vigor and passion for the traditional Mexican vernacular music. Their staple elegant, youthful and energetic performances have taken them to share the stage in sold-out concerts with world-renowned singers of Mexican music including the late Jenni Rivera and Espinoza Paz. In 2012, Mariachi Los Reyes appeared in the Hollywood blockbuster “A Thousand Words” with Eddie Murphy. On Television, they have appeared in various productions, including “About a Boy (NBC),” “Gang Related (FOX)” and, “New Girl (FOX)”. The group has also collaborated vocals for a Lady Gaga single and have shared the stage with top mariachi groups at MARIACHI USA.
Mariachi Los Arrieros – Mariachi Los Arrieros del Valle Based out of McAllen, Texas, Mariachi Los Arrieros del Valle was formed in March of 1997 and has become one of the most popular mariachi groups across the country. Los Arrieros is a 13-piece ensemble comprised of young and remarkably talented musicians with an immense desire to promote the beauty and splendor of mariachi music. With their energetic shows, strong vocals, stirring melodies, and masterful execution of classical, traditional, and contemporary arrangements alike, Los Arrieros have captivated audiences across the United States as well as parts of México under the direction of Alex Treviño and Musical Director, Marcos A. Zárate. Their musical prowess has led them to stellar performances at high class venues such as the prestigious Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, CA where they were the first mariachi ensemble to perform on its stage. Los Arrieros have also been featured performers at the Mariachi USA Festival in Hollywood, CA at the world renowned Hollywood Bowl six times, a feat not just any mariachi group can boast and where they have continuously brought the sellout crowds of 20,000 to their feet. In addition, Los Arrieros have also been a favorite at the LA County Fair in Pomona, CA where they have performed for thousands of fans a total of three times. They have performed at the AVA Amphitheatre in Tucson, Arizona, the Bellagio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV, and at the Verizon Amphitheatre in San Antonio, TX. Other key performances include the 10th Annual Las Cruces International Mariachi Conference in Las Cruces, NM, the Ford & Lincoln Mercury Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza at the Municipal Auditorium in San Antonio, TX, the Southwest ISD Mariachi Conference in San Antonio in 2007, the 1st, 2nd, and 4th annual Clark County ISD Mariachi Conference at the Henderson Amphitheatre and the Cashman Center in Las Vegas, NV, and concerts in Uvalde, TX at the City Auditorium as well as the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo at both the Astrodome and the Reliant Stadium. Local performances in their home town of McAllen, TX as well as concerts in the cities of Victoria, Bryan, New Braunfels, and Harlingen, TX for various festivals have also yielded Los Arrieros del Valle much acclaim. In an Ovation Series Concert Production of “A Mariachi Christmas” in the city of Albuquerque, New Mexico in December of 2004, Los Arrieros performed five sellout shows that received excellent reviews and garnered praise and recognition for the group. In addition, Los Arrieros will be heading back to the Hollywood Bowl this summer for the 26th Annual Mariachi USA Festival! Their impeccable performances and popularity with a large fan base across the country led them to be chosen for the internationally viewed VH1 feature My Big, Fat, Fabulous Wedding in the summer of 2007.
A concert tour in the state of Jalisco, México with various shows in the city of Atotonilco is another one of the many audiences that Los Arrieros del Valle has had the opportunity to delight. In addition, Mariachi Los Arrieros del Valle have collaborated and/or shared the stage with world class artists such as Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán, Mariachi Cobre, Mariachi Sol de México, Mariachi América, Mariachi Imperial, Mariachi Los Camperos, Mariachi Reina de Los Ángeles, José Feliciano, the world renowned Trío Los Panchos, the Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra, Vikki Carr, Pedro Fernández, Rocío Dúrcal, José Guadalupe Esparza of Bronco, Joan Sebastián, Joe López, Bobby Pulido, Roberto Pulido, Humberto Herrera, Ramón Ayala, Dulce María Castro, the tenor Mauro Calderón, and Rodrigo Vidal. In addition, through their collective experiences and as a result of their amazing talents, members of Mariachi Los Arrieros have traveled the world performing all over the United States, Mexico, Canada, Europe, and France on some of the world’s most prestigious stages. On August 20, 2011 Mariachi Los Arrieros del Valle released their 1st CD, Amor a La Música, which features 15 incredible songs that places them up there with the best! The CD includes 3 original compositions by group members and family and the rest are fresh, high impact, and masterful arrangements of traditional and contemporary pieces. Their CD has been received extremely well and on November 30, 2011 received the official Recording Academy Grammy Nomination for the 54th Annual American Grammys! In addition to the acclaim received from their first album, Mariachi Los Arrieros del Valle released their 2nd album, Alegría del Mariachi, on September 16, 2014! It received great reviews and on December 5, 2014 received a Grammy Nomination as well for the 57 Annual Grammy Awards by the Recording Academy! Mariachi Los Arrieros takes great pride in serving as role models for the future generation of mariachi musicians. Most of the members of Los Arrieros are college graduates and certified educators at various school districts in the Rio Grande Valley. Some of the areas of specialization of its members are music education & performance, kinesiology, engineering, literature, biology, and education at the university level. The few remaining members of Los Arrieros are university students pursuing bachelors or masters degrees in similar fields.
With a strong base in education and an unwavering commitment to their music, Mariachi Los Arrieros del Valle represents the music of México to its fullest with its vigorous sones, doleful huapangos, dynamic rancheras, and romantic boleros that depict the sentiments of audiences young and old while their music speaks to the versatility and unparalleled arranging talents of Marcos Zárate and preserves the tradition and rhythms of the mariachi by delivering the very finest in mariachi entertainment!
Angeles Ochoa’s career begun at age ten when performing with “Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan,” and having Ms. Lola Beltrán as her artistic godmother. Years later and after a long ascending career, Ochoa became widely known as the de facto successor to Lola “La Grande” Beltrán. Over the years, Angeles Ochoa participated 52 times in “Siempre en Domingo,” the longest running television program in Mexico that was seen by millions of viewers worldwide. She performed with world renowned singers such as Pedro Vargas, Linda Ronstadt, and Juan Gabriel with whom toured the USA; among others. In 1991, Billboard nominated her for two categories, “Album of the Year” in Regional-Mexican Category and “Best New Female Artist” which she won during the “Lo Nuestro” Award Ceremony in Miami, Florida. Many successful tours and albums ensued; including recording an ambitions mariachi album with symphonic orchestra in 2010 and a rare -by today’s standards- live recoded mariachi album in 2011; both produced by her late husband Homero Patron. Following her husband’s death, Ochoa’s career was placed on hold as she dedicated herself to her children and adjusted to life as a single parent. In 2015, Angeles Ochoa returns to the limelight retaking her career and rightful place as the greatest living female mariachi singer; and will perform and co-host alongside Rodri J. Rodriguez, Creator, Producer and Host of MARIACHI USA; at the biggest stage of Mariachi music: the MARIACHI USA Festival that celebrates its 26th anniversary in 2015 at the Hollywood Bowl.
Folklorico Mi Tierra was established in 2001 in an effort to conserve the traditional folk dances of Mexico. They perform traditional dances from the pre-Colombian period (primarily Aztec Dances), the Mexican states of Sinaloa and its coastal regions, Veracruz, Tamaulipas, Campeche, the northern states of Durango and Chihuahua and; the colorful, spirited dances of the state of Jalisco. Folklorico Mi Tierra members are professional dancers and enthusiastic individuals that are truly dedicated to celebrate their Mexican cultural heritage. Most are also accomplished professionals in various fields such as: teachers, computer programmers, computer analysts and; college students.
About MARIACHI USA
MARIACHI USA was created in 1990 and has become the premier mariachi music festival in the United States. Founded and created by Rodri J. Rodriguez, of Rodri Entertainment, the festival was created to give mariachi music a forum for artistic expression and a way to celebrate the rich musical traditions that so many have come to enjoy. Held at the Hollywood Bowl since its inception, the Festival continues thrilling audiences of all generations. In addition to the Festival, Ms. Rodriguez founded the MARIACHI USA Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides mariachi music education to school age kids throughout Los Angeles. www.mariachiusa.org.
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