Come enjoy a day full of Mariachi Music, Folklorico Dancers, Arts Activities, and Delicious food! The Mariachi Plaza Festival Foundation is proud to present this year’s Mariachi Festival with a tribute to Female Mariachis. Our featured artists include Trio Ellas, Mariachi Voz de America, and headlining group, Grammy Award winning Mariachi Divas de Cindy Shea. The event is free to the public, don’t forget to ride the Metro!
Trio Ellas is a power trio making music somewhere between traditional mariachi and classic romantic trio with a fresh contemporary twist. Trio Ellas is Suemy Gonzalez on violin and vocals, Nelly Cortez on guitarron and vocals, and Stephanie Amaro on guitar and vocals. Their high level of musical proficiency has allowed them to circumvent stereotypes and work at a world class level.
Mariachi Voz de America
Established in July of 1995, Mariachi Voz de America has had the privilege of entertaining audiences both locally and internationally. They have accompanied a number of international recording artists and have appeared in most of the local television stations and radio stations. They represented the City of Los Angeles in a two-week tour of Jalisco, Mexico in the annual Encuentro del Mariachi International Festival. They were representatives of the Mexican Folklore Culture in a six-week tour throughout France.
Directed and founded by trumpet player Cindy Shea in 1999, the Mariachi Divas have made big waves on the national and international music scene. With four Grammy nominations, including 1 Latin Grammy nomination, and 1 Grammy award under their belts, the Mariachi Divas are a unique, multicultural, all female ensemble, imbued with the true flavor of Los Angeles and have been represented by women of Mexican, Cuban, Samoan, Argentinean, Colombian, Panamanian, Puerto Rican, Swiss, Japanese, Honduran, Guatemalen, Salvadorian, Peruvian, Tongan and Anglo descents. All together, the Divas discography includes 8 albums released through Shea Records and East Side Records. Since September 2003, the Mariachi Divas are the official mariachi of the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, performing weekly for audiences of all ages.
Council Member Jose Huizar is a proud supporter of the 23rd AnnualMariachi Festival, part of his District 14 in the heart of Boyle Heights. The Mariachi Plaza Festival Foundation along with participating local organizations would like to give a special Thanks to this year’s sponsors:
Fruit trees will be available for private property within the City of Los Angeles. Verification will be required (Driver license, ID or DWP electric bill) Trees are distributed on a first come, first served basis while they last and limit is one tree per address.
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