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A Conversation with Ruben Fuentes
Southwestern College Mayan Hall
Friday, August 19, 7:00 pm
Centro Cultural de Tijuana (CECUT)
Monday, August 22, 8:00 pm

Ruben Fuentes is indisputably the most important person in the history of mariachi music. Celebrating his 90th birthday this year and more than 60 years as Director of Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán, Maestro Fuentes will sit for a discussion of his life’s work and tell stories about writing and recording music with the greatest legends in the history of mariachi, including Pedro Infante, Jorge Negrete, José Alfredo Jimenez, Linda Ronstadt and many more.


Student Showcase
Southwestern College Mayan Hall Plaza
Saturday, August 20, 6:00 pm

Incredible and inspirational student mariachis from across the US showcase their talents in this beautiful “concert under the stars”. See the future of mariachi in action and be amazed by the virtuosity and passion of young mariachis today.Type your paragraph here.

Rafael Jorge Negrete, with Mariachi Garibaldi from Southwestern College
Southwestern College Mayan Hall
Monday, August 22, 7:00 pm
Tickets: $10, general admission

Rafael Jorge Negrete, talks about the lasting impact of his grandfathers life as one of the first and most important actors/singers in the history of Mexican music.

Viva Mariachi!
Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán
Mariachi Champaña Nevin
San Diego Symphony
Embarcadero Marina Park South
Sunday, August 21, 7:30 pm

The greatest mariachi in the world, Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán, joins the San Diego Symphony for an exciting evening of pageantry and musical virtuosity. The concert will open with San Diego’s own world-class Mariachi Champaña Nevin performing their Concerto for Mariachi and Orchestra “Pasión Mexicana”.Type your paragraph here.

The Mariachi Women’s Foundation Presents
¡Viva el Mariachi Femenil!
Southwestern College Mayan Hall Plaza
Thursday, August 18, 7:00 pm

Two-time Grammy award winning Mariachi Divas de Cindy Shea brings their amazing and energetic mariachi sound to San Diego to announce the release of their new CD, Tributo a Joan Sebastian y Rigoberto Alfaro! Performing with Mariachi Femenil Garibaldi, this enchanting “concert under the stars” celebrates the role women have played in mariachi music for decades.

Día de Muertos

Mónica Ábrego, Rafael Jorge Negrete

Rafael Palomar, Jeff Nevin

Mariachi Sinfónico Champaña Nevin

Mariachi Garibaldi from Southwestern College

With a special appearance by Aida Cuevas

Copley Symphony Hall

Sunday, Oct. 30, 7:30 pm

The San Diego tradition returns to Copley Symphony Hall bigger than ever, celebrating the legends in the history of Mexican music.