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Mariachi Herencia de Mexico

Next Generation of Mariachi

Sunday, October 28 | 7:30 p.m.

Laxson Auditorium

Buy Tickets: $36 Premium | $28 Adult | $26 Senior | $18 Youth | $15 Chico State Student

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“This ensemble of students from Chicago’s immigrant barrios has scored a surprise hit with their debut album of traditional Mexican music.” - Chicago Tribune

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Join the young musicians from Mariachi Herencia de México (ages 11 to 18) as they showcase their instruments and perform the history of mariachi music in this high-powered performance. Featuring students from Chicago’s immigrant barrios on stage, this energetic young ensemble traces their heritage and highlights their music as the newest of new mariachi.

In 2017, this group of newcomers scored a surprise hit with their debut album of traditional Mexican music Nuestra Herencia (Our Heritage), which hit No. 2 on the iTunes’ Latin chart, defying a music industry trend and pointing to a revival in recorded mariachi music. The album is believed to be the first major mariachi recording released in the United States by a student ensemble.

Mariachi Herencia de Mexico has performed alongside major artists like Lila Downs, Aida Cuevas, as well as some of the most respected mariachi groups from both sides of the border, including Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan, Los Camperos, Sol de Mexico, Cobre, and the all-female group Reyna de Los Angeles, demonstrating that this group of students have the talent, training, and bravado to hold their own with the best in the world.

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Listen to Obertura Nuestra Herencia y Popurri De Sones