MARIACHI NORTHWEST FESTIVAL
Student Workshops: 9am-3pm
Mariachi Sol de Mexico de Jose Hernandez
Founded in 1981 by Maestro Jose Hernandez, the platinum selling mariachi band Sol de México® have broken countless barriers in mariachi music, including becoming the first mariachi ensemble to be nominated for a Grammy. Their original rhythms, fresh sounds and inspiring ideas have energized the world of mariachi for over 30 years.
Mariachi Sol de México® is truly a traveling cultural icon that symbolizes extraordinary musicianship and communal cross-generational joy.
Bailadores de Broncefrom Seattle, Washington
All dancers, instructors and the Board of Directors volunteer their time, energy and efforts to bring Bailadores de Bronce to the high level of professionalism that the group is known for.
The dedication of the dancers is seen during performances in their intricate footwork and refined choreography. The richness of the culture can be seen in the beautiful costumes from the various regions of Mexico. The high energy and enthusiasm of the dancers transcends the stage and is felt by the audience at each performance.
Mariachi Huenachi is nationally recognized Mariachi Music Program, That has been featured nationally on FOX ,ABC, NBC,PBS, Univision, Despierta America,Latina Magazine and on the CBS Evening News.This high school group has earned a reputation as the best high school mariachi in the State of Washington, performing annually at dozens of events and festivals in and out of state such as Seattle Seahawks Games,Seattle Sounders Games, Orcas Island, Washington State Fair, Portland State University, Montana State University-Northern, University of Idaho and been invited multiple times to perform at the State Capitol for Governor Inslee. Mariachi Huenachi was featured on TVW, with their own half-hour documentary special.
For more information please visit: http://mariachinorthwestfestival.com/