Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan

Mariachi Vargas

The internationally acclaimed Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan, which has been hailed as "the best mariachi in the world," comes to San Jose. They will be performing with special guests Yolanda Del Rio and ballet folklorico group Los Mesitzos de San Jose.

Originally founded by Don Gaspar Vargas, Manuel Mendoza and two violinists in the town of Tecalitlan, Mexico in 1898, this mariachi group has since starred in more than 200 movies, recorded dozens of albums of pasodobles, valses, bailables, polkas, and danzones, as well as collaborated with various artists including Juan Gabriel and Linda Ronstadt.

Recently, the Houston Grand Opera turned to the ensemble’s legendary leader, Jose “Pepe” Martinez, to write the score and collaborate with librettist Leonard Foglia in creating the world’s first mariachi opera, “Cruzar la Cara de la Luna” (“To Cross the Face of the Moon”), which premiered to sold-out houses in Paris, Houston, Chicago and San Diego.

When: June 28, 2014

Where: City National Civic

Time: 8:00 PM

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