Mariachi Sol de México
México’s authentic traditional music lives on through Mariachi Sol de México®.
Founded in 1981 by Maestro José Hernández, this platinum-selling Mariachi Sol de
México has broken countless barriers in this music genre, including becoming the
first mariachi ensemble to be nominated for a Grammy.
Mariachi Sol de México’s original rhythms, their fresh sounds, and inspiring ideas combined with extraordinary musicianship, have energized the world of mariachi for over 30 years.
The stars of Mariachi Sol de México® continue to travel the world as ambassadors
of mariachi music. They have performed to sold-out audiences throughout the United
States and around the world including in Spain, China, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay,
Venezuela, México, and North Korea.
Mariachi Sol de México has many CD recordings. Among them are: Navidad en
América, La Música, 35 Aniversario, La Nueva Época de Mariachi Sol de México,
Mariachi Pride and Passion, and more.
CDs will be on sale after the performance.
Hernández Productions, Inc. José Hernández
(626) 279-1700 for more information.
Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles
Perhaps the greatest tribute to Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles –the first all female
mariachi in the United States — is that now there are actually other all-female mariachi
It is the growing proof that when mariachi Maestro José Hernández created
Reyna de Los Angeles, it wasn’t a novelty; it was a genre. Reyna, which was formed in
1994, has transformed the history of women in mariachi music from serving solely as
singers to being a full complement of musical performers. The compliments have not
In a musical landscape where songs are generally written by men, from a male
perspective, Reyna has created its own history. Their history had the best of
beginnings with the mentorship of Lola Beltrán, “La Reina de la Música Ranchera,” who
created confidence among the members in the early years. While Maestro Hernández
often credits the tremendous contribution of Beltrán and other early contributors,
Reyna could not have been created if not for his vision.
Always ahead of the curve,
Maestro Hernández saw the potential to include more people in the rich heritage of
mariachi music, including more families, through learning and performing. Mariachi
Reyna has been teaching new generations of mariachis throughout the country.
They have had such an impact on mariachi and culture that their story was
documented in a movie released at major film festivals and shown as a PBS special.
Reyna has gained fame by sharing the stage with such stars as: Vicki Carr, Guadalupe
Piñeda, José Feliciano, Miguel Aceves Mejía, and Lucha Villa, but they have gained
even greater acclaim for their performances for stars such as: Tom Petty, the Dodgers,
Nomar Garciaparra and his soccer-star wife Mia Hamm, John Travolta, Oprah Winfrey,
Tom Cruise, Sean Penn, the late actor Robin Williams and musician George Harrison of
Ballet Folklorico Tierra Caliente
The mission of the Ballet Folklorico Tierra Calente is to represent the various visual and performing artistic branches that Mexican Folklore has to offer, serving as representatives of this moving art.
The group believes that their dancers not only benefit physically from the dance activity but also mentally from the dance activity. Dancing performance builds self-confidence, discipline, listening, organizational, and presentational skills that can be applied to school, home, and life in general. More than a dance group, they are a family. The older members are mentors to the young; the parents are very active, lending their support in practices, performances, meetings, etc.
There are many plans for future growth relating to the personal and artistic side of “Tierra Caliente”. They want their members to succeed not only artistically, but in school and life. In the past and even more so today, they believe that Ballet Folklorico Tierra Caliente enriches its community with Mexico’s traditions and Art while at the same time fostering their leaders of tomorrow.
Vista, California 92084