Tucson: International Mariachi Conference
The Espectacular Concert - The 27th Annual International Mariachi Conference
April 22-25 TUCSON: 27th Annual La Frontera International Mariachi Conference - TCC & Reid Park, Tucson’s largest cultural event with educational workshops in mariachi & folklorico dancing, Participant Showcase, Espectacular Concert, and Garibaldi Fiesta.
The best mariachi musicians performing before standing room crowds, this year’s performers are Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan, Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano, Mariachi Cobre and Pedro Fernandez.
Thursday, April 23, 2009: Participant Showcase - TCC Music Hall, students that take part in the mariachi and baile folklorico workshops have the opportunity to strut their stuff, glimpse into the future of mariachi and baile folklorico, part of the International Mariachi Conference, $10, 7 pm, 520-838-3908 or www.tucsonmariachi.org
Special Guest Linda Ronstadt at the La Frontera Tucson International Mariachi Conference Espectacular Concert
Native Tucsonan, Linda Ronstadt, is back and the special guest at the La Frontera Tucson International Mariachi Conference’s Espectacular Concert on April 24, 7 pm at the Tucson Convention Center Arena.
Los Camperos also collaborated with Linda on her Canciones de Mi Padre as well as her Mas Canciones album. In 2008 they released their third CD with Smithsonian Folkways, Amor, Dolor y Lagrimas: Musica Ranchera and won the 2009 Grammy for Regional Mexican Album.
Each year proceeds from the LFTIMC benefit children’s services of La Frontera Center, Inc. This non-profit organization reaches out into the community to help where other social programs fall short.
With the continued assistance from the LFTIMC, La Frontera Center, Inc continues to make a positive impact on the families and children of Southern Arizona.
For more information contact Lolie Gomez, Conference Coordinator at 520-838-3908 or via email at [email protected]
Tickets to the Mariachi Conference are $46-86, 7:30 pm, 520-838-3908 or www.tucsonmariachi.org.
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