Mariachi: 500 Years of Passion and Innovation


An educational concert exploring the colorful and dramatic 500-year history of mariachi music. From its roots in the Spanish Renaissance -- through political and artistic upheaval, to its current position poised to become an internationally recognized and respected, truly world-class art music -- this program will inspire as it informs! This public concert may function independently or as part of a residency period at academic institutions during which Mariachi Champaña Nevín can provide expert instrumental and vocal workshops, and Jeff Nevin, Ph.D. can offer lectures on any of the following topics:

1. The History and Development of Mariachi

2. Current Trends and the Future of Mariachi

3. Mariachi and Modernism: Composing in a Post-modern Multicultural Universe, or Tradition vs. Innovation

4. Trumpet Techniques of the Virtuoso Mariachi

5. Arranging Music for Mariachi

Featuring Mariachi Champaña Nevín in recital only with optional folklorico dancers


Selections include:

La Negra

Cielo Rojo

Ojitos Traidores

Tequila Con Limón

El Jarabe Tapatío

Amor Eterno


Mi Cuidad

Cucurrucucú Paloma

and other wonderful selections...


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