Mariachi Las Coronelas
Like nothing you've ever seen. It is an eleven-member, beautiful, all-female ensemble that performs a high-energy entertaining show from beginning to end. A mix of songs in English and Spanish that cater to every single person in the audience. From love songs, to dance songs to the Devil went down to georgia , Las Coronelas are changing the way people percieve Mariachi Genre. Created and directed by Vanessa del Fierro, beauty, talent, high-energy and plenty of audience interaction are qualities that Las Coronelas bring. Don't let the dresses and high heels fool you, when these ladies put on a show, they truly make it a magical event and will leave the audience asking for more. Guaranteed to be something you've never seen and will definitely be an experience you will never forget!
Stephanie Urbina Jones & The Honky Tonk Mariachi
Stephanie Urbina Jones is a Texas Latina performer breaking through Country Americana music with a south of the border, Honky Tonk Mariachi sound and style all her own. Stephanie tours nationally and internationally, having performed in fourteen coutnries, including the prestigious Montreux Jazz Festival, CMA Music Festival, Americana Music Festival, Magic Town Fest in Mexico, Festival Country Rendez-vouz in France, Country Gold in Japan, Gstaad Festival in Switzerland, The Belladrum Tartan Heart Fest in Scotland.
Edna Vazquez is fearless singer, songwriter and guitarist whose powerful voice and musical talent embrujan and transcend the boundaries of language to engage and uplift her audience. She is a creative crisol with a vocal range that allows her to paint seamlessly with her original material, an intersection of folk, rock, pop and R&B. Edna’s passion for music and performance grew from her bicultural raices and, with songs deeply rooted in universal human emotion, she has traveled far and wide spreading her message of light, love and cultural healing. Edna is currently performing with her band in support of her most recent release, Sola Soy, and writing new music for an album to be released in 2018. The Edna Vazquez Band features William Seiji Marsh on lead guitar (Lost Lander, Cherry Poppin Daddies), Gil Assayas on keys (GLASYS), Milo Fultz on electric and upright bass (3 Leg Torso) and Jesse Brooke on drums and percussion (Trio Subtonic).
Mariachi Paredes de la Universidad de Texas
The University of Texas Mariachi, known as the The Mariachi Paredes de Tejastitlán, was founded in 1977. It was named in honor of Dr. Américo Paredes (1916-99), a seminal figure in the history of border studies, Mexican American studies and the post-modern movement in anthropology. The mariachi was created by a group of graduate students in Dr. Paredes’ History of Folklore survey class in the Folklore Department with Dr. Paredes as sponsor and inspiration. Early performers and/or directors of the group included Dan Dickey, Bill Gradante, Manuel Peña, and John Schechter. The mariachi eventually came under the auspices of the Music Department and was supervised by Dr. Gerard Behague (1937-2005) for many years.