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Tickets Available for TAMIU Scholarship Benefit Concert with Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlán de Guadalajara
Posted:4/2/15

Tickets Available for TAMIU Scholarship Benefit Concert
with Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlan de Guadalajara

A rare and historic opportunity to see one of México’s most revered mariachi groups, the Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlán de Guadalajara, is taking place Wednesday, April 15 at 7 p.m. at the Laredo Civic Center.

Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlán

Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlán

The performance is a scholarship benefit for Texas A&M International University students and part of the University's first Artist in Residence program, a collaboration with Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlán launched last October.

Concert tickets are now available for $35 and $25 and are available by calling 956.326.2273.

The concert performance, "México, Voz Que Canta," is the culmination of the three -day First Annual International Mariachi Workshop, which is drawing mariachi music students from local and surrounding areas.  The students attend workshops conducted by the Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlán’s musical director, Fernando Martínez and the entire Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlán.  They will be involved in sectional and private lessons, group critiques, a meet and greet, and special scholarship opportunities.

At the culmination of the workshops, students will have an opportunity to be part of the special April 15 performance and concert with Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlán and the TAMIU Mariachi Internacional.

As part of the University's Artist in Residence Program, Mariachi Tecalitlán provides for an array of mariachi music learning and outreach activities at the University and in the community.

Legendary Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlán  was founded in 1965 by brothers Pepe Martínez  Barajas and Fernando Martínez Barajas, carrying out tours around Latin America and the U.S. A second generation of musicians joined this 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.

As part of the University's Artist in Residence Program, Mariachi Tecalitlán provides for an array of mariachi music learning and outreach activities at the University and in the community. See a video of the collaboration with TAMIU students this Artist in Residence Program makes possible here: http://youtu.be/dwwvCkEIuX4

For additional information on Concert tickets, please contact Elizabeth Torres, event coordinator, at 956.326.2273 or email elizabeth.torres@tamiu.edu

Information online about Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlán de Guadalajara, including their new tour and single, "México, Voz Que Canta," is available here: http://nuevotecalitlan.com/

To read more about the TAMIU collaboration with the Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlán de Guadalajara, visit http://www.tamiu.edu/newsinfo/newsarticles/2014-MariachiCollaboration101614.shtml


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