Mariachi Festival Victoria Gala

Two-all female Mariachi Bands will be taking the stage during the Victoria Mariachi Festival at Alex Goolden Hall, May 4.

  • Apr. 28, 2011 9:00 a.m.

All-female Mariachi Band, Mujer Latina from Guadalajara, Mexico will be performing at the Victoria Mariachi Festival, celebrating women in music at the Alex Goolden Hall, May 4.

Enjoy the sounds, history and colours of Mexico at the fourth-annual Mariachi Festival Gala.

Featuring two all-female Mariachi bands — Mujer Latina from Guadalajara, Mexico and Las Coronelas from San Antonio, Texas — this year’s theme is “Celebrating Women in Music.” They will be joined by Orgullo Azteca from Indio, California and Las Mexicanas dance group.

Dressed in traditional Charro suits and hats, these roving bands will play traditional Mexican music showcasing guitar, violin, harp, vihuela — a high-pitched five-string guitar — and guitarron,  a large acoustic base.

“This will be a unique show because it’s the first time we will bring the festival to Victoria,” says host and emcee Alex Alegria. “This is a chance to show Canada just how innovative our roots and culture are.”

The audience will also be treated to a history lesson and have the option to purchase some Mexican food during intermission. The evening will close with the Mariachi Festival Canada anthem, written specifically for this festival. M

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