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TAMIU Hosts Scholarship Benefit Featuring Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlán de Guadalajara Saturday Posted: 4/27/16

TAMIU Hosts Scholarship Benefit Featuring Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlán de Guadalajara Saturday

 

Mariachi Tecalitlan
This performance benefits TAMIU Scholarships. Eso!  

 

The much anticipated return and new concert by one of México’s most revered mariachi music groups, the Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlán de Guadalajara, is this Saturday, April 30 at 8 p.m. at the Laredo Independent School District’s Civic Center, 2400 San Bernardo Avenue.  Generous sponsorship for the event has been provided by IBC Bank with additional support from Uni-Trade.

The performance, dubbed De México Para El Mundo, is a scholarship benefit for Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) students.  It will also feature a first-ever performance with the Laredo Phil. Tickets are $50, $35 and $25 each and are available as follows:

Wednesday, April 27

TAMIU

Bursars                                       2:00 -7:00 pm

 

Thursday, April 28

TAMIU

Bursars                                        8:00am-3:00 pm

Student Center Ballroom               3:30 -5:00 pm

FPA Recital Hall  Lobby                   7:00-9:00 pm 

Friday, April 29

TAMIU

Bursars                                        8:00am-2:00 pm

Student Center Ballroom               3:00 -4:30 pm               

FPA Recital Hall Lobby                   7:00 -9:00 pm

 

Saturday, April 30

Laredo Civic Center Lobby             2:00 pm

 

Last year, the University welcomed the Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlán as its first Artists in Residence to lead its first International Mariachi Workshop, which attracted scores of mariachi music students from local and surrounding area junior and senior high schools.  At the culmination of the Workshop, student performers joined their Mariachi music masters in a stirring concert performance. 

This year’s International Mariachi Music Workshop, scheduled April 28-29, will again feature the Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlán at TAMIU.  Over 300 local and regional students will join in sectional and private lessons and group critiques lead by Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlán’s musical director, Fernando Martínez and the entire Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlán. The students will vie for scholarship opportunities and perform in a rousing finale concert with Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlán. 

Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlán was founded in 1965 by brothers Pepe Martínez Barajas and Fernando Martínez Barajas, and toured Latin America and the U.S. A second generation of musicians joined the 12-piece traditional Mexican group during the 1980s and 1990s --  Fernando Martínez, Jr. and Carlos Martínez among them.  In 1997, Fernando Martínez Barajas' son, Angel Martínez Arreguin, became Tecalitlán's leading member.  Just this week, the group dealt with the death of icon, uncle and godfather to many Tecalitlán members, Don Jose “Pepe” Martinez.

For additional information on Concert tickets, please call 956.326.2273 or email mariachi@tamiu.edu.  For additional information on the Workshops, please call, 956.326.2273 or email mariachi@tamiu.edu

For additional information on Concert tickets, please call 956.326.2273 or email mariachi@tamiu.edu.  For additional information on the Workshops, please call, 956.326.2273 or email mariachi@tamiu.edu 

See a video of the collaboration with TAMIU students in the Artist in Residence Program here: http://youtu.be/dwwvCkEIuX4 

Online information about Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlán de Guadalajara is available here: http://nuevotecalitlan.com/

Mariachi Tecalitlan

The Legendary Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlán  returns April 30 in Concert.