Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan

When
Sun Nov 3, 2013
Where
Zellerbach Hall
Time
7pm
Tags
Music, World Music
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Description

One of the most influential ensembles in the history of mariachi, Mariachi Vargas de TecalitlŠn was founded over 100 years ago in a small city near Jalisco, Mexico. More than 50 recordings later, the 13-piece ensemble brings together five generations of musicians who continue to define the sound of modern mariachi while firmly rooted in the music's rich folk tradition. Sporting ornately embroidered charro outfits, the performers of Mariachi Vargas fill the hall with the vibrant sound of strings, brass, and strident vocals, performing their own takes on traditional and popular forms like the huasteco, waltz, popurri, polka, huapango, and cumbia.

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  1. Zellerbach Hall
    2430 Bancroft Avenue, Berkeley, CA